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The power of philanthropy has been transformational for The Neuro. The philanthropic vision and generosity of our donors has enabled The Neuro to remain at the very forefront of health research and patient care for 8 decades.
Thank you for making a difference!

The Neuro Cares Fund – Supporting our patients beyond the bedside

Often stricken in the prime of their lives, many of the more than 2,300 new patients admitted to The Neuro each year will experience some degree of financial difficulty as a direct result of their diagnosis.
Thankfully, The Neuro Cares Fund is there to help. Overseen by our outstanding Social Services team, and supported through private donations, the Fund provides financial support to those in need, to help cover the unexpected expenses of being diagnosed with a medical condition. By providing funds to help buy groceries, medication, rent medical equipment and more, The Neuro Cares Fund helps relieve financial stress and allows patients to concentrate on their health and their family.

Raising Awareness and Funds for MS… with a Fashionable Twist!

Earlier this spring, Vincent Massey Collegiate held their Awearness Fashion Show Fundraiser, in honour of a friend diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The group far exceeded their $20,000 goal, raising more than $30,000 to support clinical services for patients with MS!
The funds will be split between The Neuro’s MS Clinic and another cause – the T. WilliaMS Foundation, which provides services and support groups specifically for young people with MS. Dr. Amit Bar-Or, a member of The Neuro’s MS team, addressed the crowd of students, parents, teachers, volunteers and community partners – thanking them for their generosity and tremendous support of MS research and care.


Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Bequests and other planned gifts are meaningful ways to have a lasting impression on future generations.  Such gifts are important resources for The Neuro, historically making up about 14% of donations.
Thanks to the foresight and generosity of planned gifts from the estates of Bernadette and Jeanne d’Arc Prud’homme, The Neuro was able to purchase a super-resolution microscope system – the SR-350 from Vutara.  This amazing system is the first of its kind and opens a new realm of possibilities for neuroscience research.

$5 + $10 + $25 = A Community of Support

Thousands of friends, patients, former fellows and MNI faculty and staff give to The Neuro’s Annual Fund. Ranging from $2 to more than $20,000, each and every one of these gifts is important and provides much-needed funding for our areas of greatest need.
In the last year, generous annual donors contributed more than $1.4M to fund ground-breaking research and life-saving patient care at The Neuro. And because each donor has the power to direct their gift towards the project that is most meaningful to them, investments cover the full spectrum – from discovery, to innovation, to translation, to treatment.  Thanks to the combined support of our donors, The Neuro’s scientists and clinicians have made important progress towards unlocking the mysteries of the brain and developing more effective treatments for our patients.

The Neuro’s annual campaign has grown remarkably in recent years – every day, people from around the world are inspired to make donations. And here at The Neuro, our faculty, staff and students are doing their part to ensure that the institution that they so strongly believe in continues to bring hope to people and their families living with neurological disease or injury; contributing more than $850,000 over the last five years to allow our team of doctors and researchers to be more innovative than ever.

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