Update on COVID-19 and Run for Women brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program

April 2, 2020

Like all Canadians, we are following the latest news and government direction related to the COVID-19 situation. We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the latest steps we are taking to plan ahead, in order to ensure the safety of all participants.
At this time, our plan remains to host the 2020 Run for Women events. Although dates are not yet finalized, we are working with cities to re-schedule for later in the summer/fall. We will notify participants once new dates are confirmed.

While we work to give you more information regarding rescheduled events, we ask you to keep in mind our Run for Women charity partners, currently on the front line. Some of our charities represent the front line health workers who are delivering the essential COVID-19 testing and hospital in-patient services. Others are developing creative solutions to support their mental health clients through virtual meetings to accommodate social distancing. Their work in the face of the current global challenge is inspiring. 

Mental health programming has never been more important, which is  why we remain hopeful, and look forward to eventually gathering, as we always have. So, let’s continue to raise a little help – it is needed now more than ever. We will continue to update you on plans as they evolve, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.  

Your Run For Women Team

The main focus of the Shirley E. Greenberg Resource Centre for Women at The Royal, is to provide information about available treatments and supports to women with mental illness and their family members. In addition, the centre serves as a hub for education, peer & family support groups, & healthy living strategies.

When you register for the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women, Shoppers Drug Mart will donate $10 to these programs.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women in support our women’s mental health at The Royal. We had 3,712 participants from across our community including 29 Royal team captains who recruited 379 people! Not only did you contribute significantly to the event’s fundraising success, you also helped to build community and inspired people to prioritize their mental health along with their physical health.