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.
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.
We are in the process of designing a fall event that will raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research.
Harry McMurtry, Porridge for Parkinson’s 2015 guest speaker, completed a fundraising walk from his home in New York City to his hometown of Toronto.
Check out the TASTETORONTO 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.