Looking for a good study break?

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The annual Child Development Centre run/walk is happening on April 10th!

Take a break from the library and put on your running shoes. Physical activity will help you study more effectively and you’ll be supporting a really important local Kingston cause! Whats even better? It starts and finishes right on campus behind the ARC!

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We asked Christine Kasserra, the clinical manager for CDC, about their services and how they help the Kingston community. You can check out her answers below and don’t forget to register for the run!

What does the Child Development Centre do?

The Child Development Centre is one of 21 Children’s Treatment Centres in Ontario, located at Hotel Dieu Hospital. We offer assessment and intervention for children and youth with physical and/ or developmental disabilities.

What is the Run/Walk event and what is its importance to the work of the CDC?

The Annual CDC Run/Walk event is our only fundraiser! The event takes places at 284 Earl Street (ARC), Queen’s University beginning with a 1 km kids Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 5km Walk, and both a 5 and 10 km Run. All dollars raised will be used in various ways to benefit clients of the CDC, including purchasing equipment, supporting specialized education and training, initiating new programs and assisting families with the exceptional costs associated with raising a child with special needs.

How long has the Run/Walk event been going on for?

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary on April 10th!

How many people do you expect to attend the event? Do a lot of Queen’s students tend to participate?

We are expecting between 200-300 people to attend the event and yes…we always welcome Queen’s students who historically like to take a break from their studying to join us and take part. It’s a great stress reliever!

How else can students get involved with the CDC?

We encourage and welcome students to register and participate in the Run/Walk. We also need volunteers, any students wishing to help on race day should be contact our Volunteer coordinator Tyler Levee at 613 544 3400 ext. 3309.

Anything else you’d like to note about the CDC or the Run/Walk event?

MPP Sophie Kiwala will be in attendance as well as a representative from the Mayor’s office. Our title sponsor Bergeron Clifford, will also be represented at the race. We also have 3 client CDC Ambassadors taking part and representing the clients and families of the CDC and who will be introduced at the beginning of the 9:30 Kid’s Race.

For more information about the CDC check out their website http://www.kingstoncdc.ca/main_e.aspx 

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