Fundraise and participate

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Thank you for supporting York Region residents impacted by dementia. By hosting an event, participating in an Alzheimer Society of York Region's event, raising awareness or donating, you are ensure programs and services are available to those who need them.

Bottoms of blue balloons in the air

The Alzheimer Society of York Region relies on fundraising to support programs and services for people on the dementia journey. Learn more about how you can host a fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Audrey Martin on Upsplash.  

There are many ways to help York Region residents impacted by dementia. Host a fundraiser (Social with a Purpose), create a team or sign up individually for the Walk for Alzheimer's or volunteer your time. Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator:

 

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
  • Ask your company to support AS York and York Region residents impacted by dementia over the holidays
  • Ask about employee matching programs
  • Host a bake sale, smoothie bar or hot chocolate station
  • Have a garage sale or car in support of AS York

Alzheimer Society of York Region annual events

The Alzheimer Society of York Region hosts an number of events each year. People can support them by purchasing a sponsorship; sharing the information with friends or family; volunteering; and attending the event.

Annual events include:

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Exercise, have fun and raise money for programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of York Region.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is once again taking place virtually May 29.

This year, AS York encourages people to walk 17,000 steps - one step for each person living in York Region living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. You can walk it all on May 29 or throughout the course of your fundraising efforts. Or create a team, with each team member's steps adding up to 17,000. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.

When you are walking and raising funds for AS York, remember to tag us on social media: Twitter , Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #IGWalkforAlz . 

Don't forget to send us your pictures of your activities. We would love to share them on social media, our website and enewsletters. Email pictures to Lisa Day, communications and fund development coordinator, [email protected]

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In the past, AS York hosted two walks in the spring: one in Jackson's Point in the Town of Georgina and the other in Richmond Hill. You can register for either walk to ensure your donations help family, friends and neighbours living in York Region. 

To register for the Town of Georgina walk, click here

To register for the Richmond Hill walk, click here.

Sponsorships are available. Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at 905-726-3477, ext. 244 or [email protected]

Forget-Me-Not Breakfast

Each spring, AS York hosts a breakfast featuring a dementia expert. The 2021 walk features Dr. Sharon Cohen from the Toronto Memory Program. Click to learn more.

Learn more. Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at 905-726-3477, ext. 244 or [email protected]

Golf 2 Remember

An annual event that takes place in August, Golf 2 Remember was created by Tara Morse, Betsy Sumner and Jane Simard, who have been impacted by the disease and wanted to raise awareness and funds to support others going on the dementia journey.

AS York now runs the golf tournament.

For sponsorship opportunities, including hole, cart and meal sponsors, or to sign up for the tournament, contact Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at 905-726-3477, ext. 244 or [email protected]

Social with a Purpose

Social with a Purpose is a new way to make connections while staying apart. Host a fundraiser your way in support of the Alzheimer Society of York Region.

Decide to host an event?

Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at 905-726-3477, ext. 244 or [email protected] and let her know about your event and share your social media handles so we can thank you on our platforms.

During the event tag us so we can share your posts.

Facebook: alzheimersocietyyork
Twitter: asyork1
Instagram: alzheimeryr
LinkedIn: bit.ly/ASYorkLinkedIn

AS York Online Store

The Alzheimer Society of York Region online store allows you to purchase items in support of families, friends and neighbours impacted by dementia. 

Emergency Care Response Fund

The Emergency Care Response Fund was created in the early stages of COVID-19 as a way to help York Region residents impacted by dementia in crisis. It's an ongoing fund to help our most vulnerable residents. Learn more.

Rose & Flair Lifestyles

Antonella Morale Giles and her sister Belinda Morale Smith will donate a portion of their yearly sales to AS York from their curated website for women. Learn more.