Be a fundraiser

Be a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of York Region on your time on your terms!

The Alzheimer Society of York Region relies on people like you to help us support people living with dementia, and generate new knowledge about this fatal disease.

Here are some ways that you can help us generate even more funds for our mission. 

  • Encourage people to donate to AS York instead of bringing a hostess gift
  • Host a bake sale, smoothie bar or hot chocolate station
  • Donate to AS York in celebration of someone's birthday, an anniversary or as a teacher's gift
  • Ask your company to support AS York and York Region residents impacted by dementia by employer matching or as holiday gifts

Host a Social with a Purpose event

Graphic of Social with a purpose, with a speech bubble on a blue background

As social distancing and physical isolation became a part of our daily routines, we began to understand the overwhelming feelings of loss and loneliness being separated from the community can bring us - feelings that people living with dementia experience in their normal, day-to-day lives.

At the Alzheimer Society of York Region, we strive to do everything we can to minimize those feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing people living with dementia and their care partners access to our social and recreation programming.

That’s why we created Social with a Purpose - a do-it-yourself fundraiser that promotes the importance of socializing, staying in touch, and building strong, positive relationships with your friends, family, and community.

Use your Social with a Purpose fundraiser as an excuse to get together and connect with your friends, family, and community! From online card games, spicing up your Zoom meetings with a game of BINGO, or creating your own way to virtually get together, you can support people living with dementia by turning your virtual social gathering into a fundraiser.

Have an idea, contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at [email protected]

Walk in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's


The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's took place virtually May 31.

Last Updated: 08/13/2020