Canada's largest walk to support of child and youth mental health and well-being will be held in more than 30 communities across Canada on Sunday, May 5th, 2013
TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone is pleased to announce BMO Financial Group as the new presenting sponsor of the Walk so Kids Can Talk - Canada's largest walk in support of child and youth mental health and well-being - as it joins the marquee fundraising event's existing roster of caring and dedicated corporate supporters.
"This partnership is wonderful news and a real milestone in our longstanding relationship with BMO," says Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone. "We're excited about welcoming BMO employees to this extraordinary Walk so Kids Can Talk campaign benefitting the young people who contact us every day, reaching out for critical mental health support. We feel privileged to share our vision of healthy communities with BMO, and to step forward as one community for one cause - kids."
"The bank couldn't be more proud to be the presenting sponsor of Walk so Kids Can Talk in support of Kids Help Phone, an organization that BMO and its employees have long and enthusiastically supported -- as one of its founding partners," said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group. "We care about kids, and as part of our broadened partnership, this walk will see BMO employees right across Canada join together with their families to have some fun, raise funds and do something important for young people."The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is a nationwide effort where thousands of kids, parents, educators, community members, and corporations come together to support the *6.5 million kids, teens and young adults in Canada who can benefit from Kids Help Phone's service. It takes many dedicated individuals and organizations to make this important campaign possible, and Kids Help Phone would like to acknowledge, thank and celebrate its other 2013 national Walk corporate supporters and their employees: