Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. (exclusive walk) then 10 a.m. until park closure (access to rides and attractions).
Location: Canada’s Wonderland
A Walk for the Ages in Support of Baycrest is a new fundraising event created by the Baycrest Foundation. Its aim is to raise awareness and funds in support of our quest to defeat dementia. Since our inception more than 100 years ago, Baycrest has challenged the traditional methods of delivering care and remains dedicated to our society’s most vulnerable populations.
Whatever your age, A Walk for the Ages is where families, friends and companies can come together to raise money to create a future where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration, and fulfilment.
You and your family can win twice the thrills! Register as a family before July 26, 2021 and be entered into a draw for another fun, family day at Canada’s Wonderland.
Prize pack includes:
- Four 2021 Single-Day Tickets ($168 value): Unlimited roller coasters and thrill rides until the park closes!
- Four Single Meal Deals ($64 value): Family members can order what they want. Pick from pizza, chicken tenders, burrito bowls and more!
- Four Single-Day Drink Refills ($56 value): Beat the heat with unlimited fountain drinks almost anywhere in the park!
Included in your registration:
- Admission to Canada’s Wonderland once the Walk is complete. You can stay and play all day until the park closes.
- Participation in the Walk (and a keepsake "A Walk for the Ages" hat)
PLUS the more you raise, the more swag you'll get! Check out all the rewards up for grabs here.
- All participants must pay a registration fee
- Individuals (ages 18+): $50. Fundraising minimum $150
- Junior Walker (ages 3-17): $36. No fundraising minimum but are encouraged to fundraise. Check out our Kids FUNdraising Toolkit for ideas!
Funds raised from A Walk for the Ages will go towards Baycrest’s most urgent needs. Baycrest is home to more than 1,100 older adults who rely on the specialized care, education, research and innovations to help them live their best lives daily. To learn more about Baycrest, visit baycrest.org
Baycrest was founded in 1918 by visionary community members. Through innovative thinking, we are now among the few academic health science organizations in the world dedicated to research, innovation, education and care of older adults.
More than 564,000 Canadians live with dementia, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2021, the number of seniors is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and younger for the first time ever
- In 2018, approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and older (or 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging
- 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by dementia
- $10.4 billion = the annual cost to Canadians of caring for people with dementia; this expense is projected to double by 2031.