“You Matter” Day Raises $4,000
October 2nd, 2020
“You Matter” Day Raises $4,000 for Local Mental Health
On Friday September 25th, local businesses banded together to encourage conversation about
mental health and fundraise for local mental health initiatives. Thanks to RBC, $1 from every
coffee sold at participating local coffee shops and $10 from every oil change at Mr. Lube went
towards local mental health.
RBC generously donated $2,244 of the $4,000 raised. These funds will go towards the Medicine
Hat & District Health Foundation Mental Health Initiatives.
Jake Knodel, owner of Station Coffee Co., jumped at the opportunity to
participate, ”We’re here to be a positive influence in the community and this (mental health
issues) is something I think we’ve been seeing over the last few months. We’ve seen a big gap
in society. So we want to do whatever we can to be a part of the solution.”
Heather Bach, Executive Director for the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, is
grateful to the organizers who made it all possible “It was such an incredible day. What an
inspiration Jessica Boyd and her team at RBC are. She put her heart and soul into organizing
this event. The real success is that we all came together as a community to support our local
businesses and talk about mental health.”
The Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the Medicine
Hat Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services for Southeastern Alberta. The Health
Foundation is a 100% local, registered, non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to
making a difference in healthcare.