Walk so Kids Can Talk is at Polson Park Sunday, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. (photo submitted)

Walk helps kids

Walk so Kids Can Talk is at Polson Park Sunday, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m.

Kids Help Phone’s Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO marks 16 years of fundraising Sunday.

In Vernon, the event is at Polson Park, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m.

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people, offering free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous telephone and live chat counselling from professionally qualified staff. Much of the revenue needed to maintain this valuable service is raised through the annual walk.

“Hundreds of young people in Canada reach out to us every day for counselling and information, seeking help and hope from a trusted ally,” said Sharon Wood, Kids Help Phone president.

“It is essential for our national charity to always be open for young people who need support in their moments of crisis or need, no matter where they are or what time it is.”

For those who are interested in making a contribution or signing up for this year’s walk, visit http://walksokidscantalk.ca/