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 the Alzheimer Society of York Region. AS York hosts two walks in the spring - one in the Town of Georgina and one in Richmond Hill. This year's walks take place May 30 (Jackson's Point) and June 6 (Richmond Hill).

Visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca to register as an individual or team and begin fundraising.

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. 

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

Best View is Always Seen from a Cliff Fundraiser

Theresa Laird, her brother Steven and their mom Lori will get one of Theresa's dad Randy's famous one-liners tattooed if their reach various fundraising markers. 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.

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.

Best View is Always Seen from a Cliff

The Best View is Always Seen from a Cliff fundraiser is hosted by Theresa Laird. When she reaches her fundraising goals, her brother Steven and their mom Lori will get a tattoo of one of their dad Randy's favourite one-liners.

Learn more
Collage of photos of Randy Cliff, who lives with dementia. His family is hosting a fundraiser in his honour.

Rose & Flair Lifestyle - donate now

Rose & Flair Lifestyle is a curated website for women. Created by Antonella Morale Giles and her sister Belinda Morale Smith, the website is in honour of their mom, Rosalba Morale, who lived with young-onset Alzheimer's disease. A portion of their sales will be donated to AS York.

Learn more
Pink logo with a script R in a circle and the words Rose & Flair underneath along with family photos of three woman with their mom