Celebrities Celebrate 10th Anniversary of the RBC Race for the Kids


Image Courtesy of RBC, Race for the Kids, and GOSH

This October marks the 10th anniversary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Race for the Kids in Hyde Park, London. This fun run is a 5K and the day also includes many family friendly activities, including a rock climbing wall and a bubble station.

The RBC Race for the Kids raises money for seriously ill children who are being treated at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Children benefiting from the proceeds have even come to participate in the run, themselves, when their treatment is complete.

This year, the run hopes to raise £1 million for the children at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Some of our favorite faces from film and television have been helping to get the word out about the RBC Race for the Kids this year, and have even participated in the run in years past.

Actor Tom Ellis at his first race in 2012 Image courtesy of Tom Ellis’ Twitter

Our own Lucifer, Tom Ellis, is getting the word out about the race. He stated as of June 10, the charity has raised over £5 million over the past 10 years. Let’s see if we can can boost that to over £6 million by October.

Actor, Jason Isaacs with Hoover the therapy dog.
Image Courtesy of GOSH Charity’s Twitter

The children of Great Ormond Street Hospital received a visit from a true celebrity – Hoover the therapy dog. Even Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The OA) couldn’t pass up the chance for a photo op.

Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and James Purefoy (The Following) are helping to spread the word through their Twitter platforms.

Wondering, what you can do to help raise money and awareness?

If you are in the London area this October, participate in the race, yourself. You can sign up today for the early bird price of £18 and they will mail you a race pack (including your shirt for the day of the race). When you complete the race, you will receive a medal, as well as a goody bag for each child that participates with you. Children 15 and under are free. Sign up for the 10th Anniversary race on Oct 12 here.

Not near London but still want to help? You can donate to the Great Ormond Street Hospital directly on their charity website.

Nicki is a musician currently residing south of Boston, Massachusetts. From an early age, she found both solace and inspiration in a world of books and films and that passion has only grown with time. She prides herself on her eclectic taste in nerdy material and loves having the opportunity to share that passion with the world. When not surrounding herself with her favorite sci-fi series, the newest musical theatre score she has decided to explore, or adventuring to book sales both near and far, she is considering knitting herself a house cozy.

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