Introducing the RJ 5K 4 Kids

May 4, 2021

The Raymond James Canada Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of our new virtual fundraising initiative – the RJ 5K 4 Kids!

This May, our Raymond James Ltd colleagues will do 5K any way in support of Drug Free Kids Canada. Nationwide, we will walk, paddle, hike and dance to raise funds and awareness for this important cause.

At Raymond James, we all share a desire to make the world a better place. Since 2013, we have devoted the month of May to helping those in need. While we may not be able to get together in person for RJ Cares Month this year, we can still we can get fit, stay connected, and make a difference.

The RJ 5K 4Kids offers all of our colleagues a safe alternative to in person volunteering, while still maintaining the RJ Cares spirit of working together towards a common goal. The RJ 5K 4 Kids is not just about distance – it is about activity, wellness, and connection.

As we all grapple with the stress and anxiety of the prolonged Covid 19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to take care of our physical and mental health.

In these challenging times, we are proud to support Drug Free Kids Canada. “More and more children are turning to problematic substance use,” explains Paul Allison, Chairman and CEO of Raymond James Ltd and Chairman of Drug Free Kids Canada, “especially during this pandemic as children cope with stress and loneliness.”

Parents play an essential role in preventing their children from using substances as a way to cope with their stress. Having informed conversations with kids about the negative effects that excessive substance use can have on their physical and mental health can make a huge impact.

Drug Free Kids Canada educates, engages and empowers parents to prevent and reduce the harms of substance use on youth.

Click here to Donate to the 2021 RJ 5K 4 Kids in support of Drug Free Kids Canada! We are very grateful for your commitment to the mental wellness of Canadian families. Thank you!

Thank you to our partners!