Pharmaprix Run for Women

The largest event series in Canada dedicated to women’s mental health.

Event: Pharmaprix Run for Women
Distances: 5km, 10km, 1km Little Steps
When: June 9, 2024
Deadline to register: June 4, 2024
Discount code for $5 off: mghfoundation

Once again this year, funds raised for the Montreal edition of this Canada-wide event will be donated to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to improve access to mental health services and resources for women and the entire community.

For every registration to the Pharmaprix Run for Women, $10 will be donated to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

Looking for a team-building activity?

Show off your amazing team spirit and support of mental health and wellness! Sign up your employees to walk/run with their families, friends and co-workers! For every registration, $10 will be donated to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation in support of mental health care. Each employee will receive an official t-shirt and a Pharmaprix swag bag with over $100 in products.

Encourage participation with a unique company discount code: Companies can choose to cover a portion or the totality of their employees’ registration fees. Once approved, the code can be used by your staff to sign up for free or at a discount. Email Marie-Claude Lépine, Events & Community Engagement Advisor, at mclepine@mghfoundation.com for more information or to arrange a company code.

Group of people wearing t-shirts from the Pharmaprix Run for Women

This year, the Run will support two key initiatives:

Group therapy research for sexual minorities at the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre (MUSIC)

Since 1999, MUSIC has been providing specialized mental health care for individuals, couples and families affected by issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. In response to the growing demand from people questioning their gender, MUSIC has developed group therapies to help patients explore, find and embrace the gender that will make them happiest.

Group therapies not only enable MUSIC to serve more people, but also to create spaces where people facing similar challenges find a sense of belonging and break their isolation. MUSIC is undertaking clinical research to assess the acceptability and efficacy of its main group therapies.

The funds raised will enable us to pursue new knowledge in a field where data is sorely needed.

Yoga classes for the Mental Health Mission

Yoga classes for patients are one of the complementary therapies offered by the MUHCs Mental Health Mission. They are offered to patients in The Transitional Day Program, as well as in the Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Addiction Psychiatry programs.

Scientific studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga in the treatment of various mental disorders. Similarly to therapy, yoga can increase mindfulness and mind-body integration.