WINNIPEG — The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba received a hefty donation Monday to fund a new youth and adolescent mental health program.
Red River Co-op and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers presented CHFM officials with a cheque for $70,798.
Funds were raised through Red River Co-op’s Fuel Good Day and the sale of Winnipeg Blue Bombers collector cups during the 2019 season, featuring Adam Bighill, Matt Nichols and Andrew Harris
“We’re so pleased that Red River Co-op, the Winnipeg Football Club, and their members and fans have chosen to support this important initiative for child and adolescent mental health. The goal is to help kids with mental health diagnosis get the best care possible — and this space will be an important part of that,” said Stefano Grande, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
The donation will help fund an indoor and outdoor play space for the child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit at HSC Winnipeg. Physical activity intervention in children has resulted in a reduction in depression, emotional disturbance, psychological distress and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation mental health play space campaign has now reached $221,908 of a $300,000 goal.
Thank you to everyone who supported @RedRiverCoopLtd #FuelGoodDay and for buying the @Wpg_BlueBombers collectors cups. Funds will go to help our #Mentalhealth campaign! Thank you @RedRiverCoopLtd and @Wpg_BlueBombers, together we can make anything possible! pic.twitter.com/XfYlqksPK9
— Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (@CHFManitoba) January 27, 2020