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How does Baycrest impact the community?2023-12-21T21:49:02+00:00

There are currently more than 500,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia in Canada. As the population ages, the number of people with dementia or cognitive impairment in Canada is expected to almost double to about 1.4 million by 2031. At Baycrest, our work helps to preserve and extend the cognitive and emotional well-being of older adults.

Donors to the Baycrest Foundation play a critical role in keeping Baycrest running as government funding only makes up about 64% of our revenue. Contributions to the Foundation go to support Baycrest’s most urgent needs, encompassing all aspects of assistance towards our organization’s operational requirements and care for the 1,100 older adults who call Baycrest home.

How much of the fundraising goes to the cause?2024-01-08T21:18:40+00:00

All donations go directly to the Baycrest Foundation and support the cost of Play 4 Brain Health. Funds are then invested in leading-edge cognitive neuroscience research, advancements in the mitigation of age-related illness and impairment and the care and treatment of patients living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other brain function related illnesses.

Am I really making a difference?2023-12-21T21:48:18+00:00

Absolutely. Play 4 Brain Health in support of Baycrest will make a profound impact on the Baycrest Foundation’s mission to support Baycrest, a global leader in aging brain health.

Where do the fundraising dollars go?2023-12-21T21:47:36+00:00

To provide crucial funding for breakthrough research into cognition, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and aging brain health; medical programs and services for older adults living in our community; and education that supports healthy aging and healthcare solutions for a growing aging population.

When will my supporters receive a tax receipt?2023-12-22T16:18:40+00:00

Tax receipts will be emailed immediately after all on-line donations.

A donation that is mailed in will have a slight delay while it is being processed.

Can I get a tax receipt?2023-12-21T21:46:57+00:00

Donations made to the event are tax receipted, providing:

  • The donation is $10 or greater.
  • The tax receipt is being issued to the person who made the donation.
  • The tax receipt information and donations are received within 60 days after the event with all donor contact information.
  • All other CRA conditions are met.
How do I collect offline donations/pledges?2024-01-08T21:19:46+00:00

Your supporters can donate using cheques. Simply download the offline donation form and use it to record your supporter’s information. Once you’re finished fundraising, you can submit the offline donations/pledges by mail or in-person to:

Baycrest Foundation
Attn:   Play 4 Brain Health
3560 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6A 2E1

How do I fundraise online?2023-12-21T21:46:09+00:00

We have made fundraising easy!

Step 1:  Log in to your Participant Centre

Step 2:  Upload your address book

Step 3:  Use one of our pre-written emails or create your own

Step 4:  Send it out to all of your family and friends!

You will be notified when someone sponsors you, and you can send thank you emails from your Participant Centre.

Is there a fee to register?2024-02-01T17:08:55+00:00

Play 4 Brain Health is here to empower everyone to join Baycrest in our goal to defeat dementia. Without the support of the community and fundraising, we would not be able to raise important funds for research, innovation, education and care at Baycrest.

There is no fee to register to participate in Play 4 Brain Health.

Can children participate?2023-12-21T21:44:30+00:00

YES! All ages are welcome.

What is Play 4 Brain Health?2024-01-09T13:52:33+00:00

Play 4 Brain Health is a fundraising initiative to support brain health research. You can help defeat dementia.

Join a community of brain health ambassadors and defeat dementia with a dare: Jump into a cold plunge, do a polar dip or make a snow angel in your bathing suit; go sugar-free for a week or challenge yourself to complete 36 puzzles in 7 days.

Host a games-focused event at your home, workplace or school and invite others to join, play and fundraise. Playing games isn’t just a good time – it’s good for your brain too!

How will you play for brain health? Here are eight ideas to get you started.

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