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Donate through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!

2021-02-01T09:00:42+00:00

We are excited to announce that we have been selected to be a part of Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). BFK is a fundraising program designed to give charities the opportunity to solicit donations and receive additional funding of up to 50%. Participating charities will receive 100% of every donation collected on [...]

Donate through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!2021-02-01T09:00:42+00:00

Chip in for Kids and turn your $10 donation into $30!

2020-07-21T15:34:15+00:00

The Shaw Charity Classic has unfortunately been cancelled this year, but Shaw is committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy of giving. They have generously launched a text-to-donate matching campaign - Chip in for Kids! Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS084 to 30333 and help us support teens in distress through our ConnecTeen program. [...]

Chip in for Kids and turn your $10 donation into $30!2020-07-21T15:34:15+00:00

Over $24,000 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma

2019-11-07T16:02:35+00:00

Pictured: The Distress Centre team at Outrun the Stigma 2019. This year marked the 7th annual Outrun the Stigma, a walk/run in support of mental health awareness with a mission to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. The event, which took place on October 6th, raised over $24,000 for our ConnecTeen youth program. In total, [...]

Over $24,000 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma2019-11-07T16:02:35+00:00

Walk with us at Darkness Into Light Calgary

2019-04-25T15:33:36+00:00

At the early hour of 5am on May 11, 2019, hundreds of Calgarians will gather in the darkness at Prince’s Island Park for Darkness Into Light Calgary, a unique 5k run/walk in support of suicide prevention and overcoming mental health struggles. As participants walk or run towards the finish line, the sun will peak slowly [...]

Walk with us at Darkness Into Light Calgary2019-04-25T15:33:36+00:00

$94,650 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma

2018-11-15T00:57:00+00:00

This year marked the 6th annual Outrun the Stigma, a walk/run in support of mental health awareness with a mission to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. The event, which took place on October 21st, raised $94,650 for our ConnecTeen youth program. The total raised this year exceeds that of all previous years combined, and [...]

$94,650 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma2018-11-15T00:57:00+00:00

Outrun the Stigma raises a record $33,000 for Distress Centre!

2017-10-25T22:36:08+00:00

Outrun the Stigma is an annual 5k walk/10k run that was founded by two University of Calgary students, Leah Shipton and Amy Li, who noticed a gap in the running culture for runs raising awareness for mental health. In October 2013, the DC on Campus Club and the Mental Health Awareness Club, organized the first [...]

Outrun the Stigma raises a record $33,000 for Distress Centre!2017-10-25T22:36:08+00:00

Husband and wife team up to raise thousands for Distress Centre

2017-01-13T16:34:02+00:00

Rich Paxton met his wife-to-be, Lauren, when he was playing a show in London, England and had to stay in a different hostel than the rest of his band, due to a booking mix-up. Lauren was staying in the same room and they started hanging out. By coincidence she was going to Edinburgh, Scotland, Rich’s [...]

Husband and wife team up to raise thousands for Distress Centre2017-01-13T16:34:02+00:00

Walk or run with the rising sun and support suicide prevention

2016-05-03T17:09:54+00:00

At the unthinkable hour of 5am on May 9, 2015, 200 people huddled together shivering in the crisp, early morning air, each wearing a bright yellow t-shirt with “Darkness Into Light” emblazoned across the front. The blackness of night was still upon them as the signal was given for the event to start and the [...]

Walk or run with the rising sun and support suicide prevention2016-05-03T17:09:54+00:00

The 3rd Annual Outrun the Stigma a huge success!

2015-10-23T17:15:52+00:00

Can you outrun the stigma? One runner has dressed up as "the stigma" for multiple events, inviting participants to literally outrun him. Hundreds of students, teachers and members of the community came out to the University of Calgary on October, 18, 2015 to run, walk and volunteer for Outrun the Stigma, a student-initiated run/walk for [...]

The 3rd Annual Outrun the Stigma a huge success!2015-10-23T17:15:52+00:00

Over $4000 raised at ‘Listen Up! Calgary’ fundraiser!

2014-08-26T17:22:03+00:00

The Wild Elms were one of six bands that performed at the event. Hundreds came out to Dickens Pub on August 23 to attend Listen Up! Calgary and enjoy live, local music while supporting Distress Centre. All proceeds from ticket sales, the silent auction and a 50/50 raffle went directly to Distress Centre and totaled over $4000! [...]

Over $4000 raised at ‘Listen Up! Calgary’ fundraiser!2014-08-26T17:22:03+00:00
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