The Walk for Kids Help Phone 2009

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 — 6:56pm PST
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walkforkidshelpphoneNow in its 20th year, the Walk for Kids Help Phone will be taking place May 3rd.

Kids Help Phone is “Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.” [About] The Walk is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization.

Steve Jagger (of Reachd, Ubertor) will be participating in a unique way. “My mom is heavily involved with KidsHelpPhone,” he noted, “and I want to raise the $10K exclusively through the web.” You can pledge Steve’s effort online and spread awareness by writing a blog post or re-tweeting updates about the campaign on Twitter.

Several other ways to participate include: Signing up for the walk, volunteering at the walk in your community, pledging the team of Kids Help Phone counsellors, or simply spreading the word however you can.

The Kids Help Phone does important work with their completely anonymous service and can help talk you through troubles with bullying (and cyber-bullying), gang, coping with strong feelings, family life, friendships, dating, violence, and school issues.

Last year the Walk for Kids Help Phone raised over $3 million across Canada thanks to its 20,000 walkers in more than 50 cities across the nation.

Related post: Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays.

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One comment

  1. Steve Jagger says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks for covering my efforts with Kids Help Phone. I appreciate the support.
    Thanks again.

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