The first Toronto brunch was held in 2004, then in 2007 and then every two years. We have raised over $1 million in net proceeds, made possible through a committed group of volunteers, guests, and donors. Undaunted by the pandemic, we changed the in-person gathering to a Toronto delivery event.
The 2021 Committee delivered almost 200 brunches to over 750 guests. All in all, it was a fantastic brunch experience, prepared and presented by Toronto’s top chefs. We delivered brunch to 188 households and raised over $135,000 for Parkinson’s research.
We are delighted to announce funding for one Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic led by Dr. Anthony Lang. We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, brunch partners, and all who purchased a brunch package.
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Joanne contributed delicious granola to P4P’s 2021 brunch package. Now she has generously shared her recipe.
John and Marylou saw this year’s brunch-at-home format as a great alternative to the live event. Marylou placed an order for delivery on November 21st, which coincidentally was their wedding anniversary.
This month marks the fourth anniversary of Parallel, a popular middle-eastern restaurant in the Junction neighbourhood that showcases sesame butter or tahini in its many delicious forms.
Hugh Johnston is the Chair of the Patient Advisory Board at UHN. He is also an avid sailor and Parkinson’s patient.
This November, Chef Yoni Kamil, the owner of Lev Bakery, will be deliciously satisfying our cravings with his decadent babka.
Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations support the Parkinson’s Research Excellence Fund at the Edmond J. Safra Program at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN.
Check out the TASTETORONTO November 2021 article – “Brunch with purpose this month with Porridge for Parkinson’s”
The generosity of our sponsors and donors makes it all possible.
The proceeds from our events fund groundbreaking research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Since 2019, they have been directed toward the Parkinson’s Research Excellence Fund at the Edmond J Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, at the Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN.