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Brunching for Bridgepoint

On Sunday, May 27, 110 like-minded young professionals came together for the annual Recovery Brunch at Kasa Moto in Toronto. Thanks to the incredible generosity of attendees and sponsors, the event was a great success and raised $16,000 net for Bridgepoint Active Healthcare (Bridgepoint). The funds raised will support research and care for some of the country’s most complex patients. “Many of the patients at Bridgepoint call the hospital their second home, as they are living with multiple diseases and conditions, such as heart failure, stroke, kidney, hypertension or memory problems,” said Andrea Turner, Event Co-Chair. “Bridgepoint is also the only health-care organization in Canada to focus exclusively on research, care and teaching for people with complex health conditions.”

The event took place on Kasa Moto’s sunny rooftop patio and featured a silent auction, balloon pop, gourmet brunch and drinks, a live DJ and a special presentation from Bridgepoint volunteer, David Parker. David is the founder and head-wish-granter at Wishplay, a non-profit that uses virtual reality to grant last wishes and unattainable experiences. David spoke about how he is using virtual reality to help patients at Bridgepoint experience life outside the hospital walls. These experiences range from exploring Nathan Phillips Square on a summer day, to scuba diving, to gliding through Venice, Italy in a gondola. David’s goal is to help improve the lives of patients at Bridgepoint, one trip at a time.

Recovery Brunch was hosted by Future Sinai, the young leaders division of Sinai Health Foundation. Future Sinai is a passionate group of young professionals dedicated to getting involved and giving back to the community by supporting the work of Sinai Health.

“This has been a great way to kick-off the summer and support an internationally recognized rehabilitation and complex care hospital,” said Ashley Salazar, Event Co-Chair. “It’s amazing to see the support today from the next generation and I hope you join us at our future events.”

Want to re-live the brunch? Check out our Facebook page for photos from the event!