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Taking Some Big “Steps for Kids”

Join 500 people, walking 5,000 steps to raise $100,000 for children struggling with their mental health.

WATERLOO (April 21, 2015): To launch Children’s Mental Health Week, Lutherwood is hosting its annual Steps for Kids fundraising walk. This year’s event is expected to attract 500 walkers to raise awareness of the need to support children’s mental health and raise funds for children and youth learning to cope with their mental health issues through Lutherwood.

Presented by RBC, Steps for Kids is a fun and inspirational 3 and 5 km walk through the beautiful countryside of north Waterloo.

“This event provides help and hope to those youth struggling with mental health challenges, sending them the message that we walk together to support them,” said Donna Buchan, Executive Director of the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation. “It’s a terrific way to build community and enjoy a great experience outdoors while supporting an important cause.”

Steps for Kids will take place on Sunday May 3rd, 2015, at Lutherwood’s Children's Mental Health Centre at 285 Benjamin Road in Waterloo.

Registration Open 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Opening Ceremonies 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Walk and Fun Run 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Food and Entertainment: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We hope you will join us for this very special event.

For further information, please visit or call 519-884-7755.

"I volunteered at Lutherwood to help a friend and I fell in love with the organization and its mission. It feels like a big family and that is reflected in our work. I was able to refer friends to our services and they got the help they needed. I see every day how much we make a difference in people's lives and it is a privilege to be part of it."