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The Baycrest Foundation launches inaugural A Walk for the Ages event

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A-walk-for-all-ages_Logos_Final-New-CMYK-1.jpgTaking place at Canada’s Wonderland, following the walk, participants will receive complimentary access to the park’s rides and attractions
Register for A Walk for the Ages today!
The Baycrest Foundation announces the launch of its inaugural A Walk for the Ages fundraising event on Sunday, September 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Canada’s Wonderland. Bringing generations together to raise awareness and funds in support of Baycrest’s ongoing quest to defeat dementia, A Walk for the Ages encourages participants to come together to fundraise and walk 2.5 km or 5 km at one of the most exhilarating collections of rides and coasters in a North American theme park.
Upon completion of the walk, participants will receive access to the park’s rides and attractions for the remainder of the day. To register or donate to A Walk for the Ages, please visit awalkfortheages.ca.
“Research has shown that exercise is just one of the many steps adults can take now to reduce their risk of dementia,” says Josh Cooper, President and CEO of the Baycrest Foundation. “The benefits of exercise, among other strategies, is just one area of research being explored by Baycrest’s scientists to help Canadians defeat dementia.”
The Baycrest Foundation is also proud to announce that Marvin Gord, a 100-year-old Canadian veteran and beloved Baycrest supporter, will walk alongside friends and family at A Walk for the Ages on September 19. With strong familial connections to Baycrest, Marvin has participated in several initiatives with the organization, including Marvin’s Million, The Brain Project and two brain research studies. He hopes that his efforts will inspire others to walk with him in support of brain health and aging at this inaugural event.
“Walking every day has kept me active and healthy and helped me to reach over 100 years of age!” says Gord, who has long surpassed his original goal of one million steps. “Track and field was my sport in high school and it’s important to keep on moving.”
Through monetary and in-kind donations of products and services, A Walk for the Ages sponsors play an integral part in the event and are vital to its success. Official sponsors of A Walk for the Ages include: Branded Cities, Goldhar & Associates, McCarthy Tetrault, TORYS LLP, dentalcorp, Greenwin Corp., and Protective Knit by Athletic Knit. Visit our website for more information on how to become a sponsor of A Walk for the Ages.
Funds raised from A Walk for the Ages will go towards Baycrest’s most urgent needs, including specialized care, education, research, and innovation in the field of brain health and aging.
Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Baycrest is home to a robust research and innovation network, including one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute; the scientific headquarters of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Canada’s largest national dementia research initiative; and the Baycrest-powered Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for the next generation of healthcare professionals. Through these initiatives, Baycrest has remained at the forefront of the fight to defeat dementia as our organization works to create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment. Founded in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the well-being of people in their local communities and around the globe. For more information, visit: www.baycrest.org.
The Baycrest Foundation's mission is to enrich the quality of life of our community by supporting programs and services that promote excellence in care, research, education and innovation in the field of aging. As the fundraising arm of Baycrest, the Foundation helps provide crucial funding for breakthrough research into cognition, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, and aging brain health; medical programs and services for seniors living in our community; and education that supports healthy aging and healthcare solutions for a growing senior population.
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If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview with a spokesperson from Baycrest and/or The Baycrest Foundation, please contact Rachael Jones at rachael.jones@thet1agency.com and Josephine Lim at jlim@baycrest.org.
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