The 14th annual Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast, presented by the Malcomson family, brought over 1500 people together virtually to raise money and awareness for The Royal.
Creating a warm and engaging celebration, four people bravely shared their stories of recovery to help raise money for mental health care and research at The Royal.
Raising over $733,411.00 and counting, this live, one-hour event, hosted once again by The Athletics’ Ian Mendes, shared the expertise of The Royal’s substance use and concurrent disorders program and showcased how this program has helped people in their journey of recovery, as well as the tremendous impact donations to The Royal will make.
The community heard powerful, personal stories about care received from The Royal for Deirdre, Zak, Liz, in addition to enjoying an inspiring and informative interview with Dr. Kim Corace, The Royal's vice-president of Innovation and Transformation.
Due to the pandemic, this signature fundraising event, typically held in-person at the EY Centre, had to be moved to a unique video streaming platform. Here you can re-watch the entire fundraising program which, also featured person-first public service announcements and personal testimonials from several members of the community, including Senator Patrick Brazeau, Carrie Munro, Doug Hempstead, Becca Atkinson, Maddy Eisenberg, Doug Hunter, Holly Kelsey, and Jim Peplinskie.
Special gratitude to the Malcomson family, owners of the Canadian Tire in Kanata, and the close to 200 table captains who are are true Leaders for Mental Health.