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Steps for Kids

Blog: Steps for Kids

On Sunday May 6, more than 600 community members gathered at Lutherwood’s Children’s Mental Health Centre for a 5 kilometre walk to raise funds and awareness of children’s mental health. Lutherwood’s annual Steps for Kids walk reduces the stigma associated with having a mental illness by increasing awareness and understanding of mental health. By reducing the stigma, the organization hopes more people will reach out for help that can improve their mental wellness.

iHeart Service Dogs

Blog: iHeart Service Dogs

Many of us already know how our pets can bring us joy and companionship, can often sense our mood and seem to know when we need an extra snuggle.  Now, imagine a dog dedicated and trained to recognize and respond to specific emotional and physical needs.  The effect of such a service dog can be life changing for children who have autism or suffer with epilepsy, or adults struggling with PTSD.  

For this reason, the 2017iHeartCommunity Fund was pleased to include two service dog organizations as fund recipients.  Let’s face it, whose heart isn’t touched seeing those adorable puppies in their working jackets!

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