Physical and Mental Health

The Greater Toronto Area Alumnae Chapter supports a number of organizations that fall under the Physical and Mental Health Thrust:

Canadian Blood ServicesCanadian Blood Services
Twice a year, the Greater Toronto Area Alumnae Chapter partners with Canadian Blood Services to conduct a blood drive within the communities that the chapter serves.
Tomorrow, next week and next month, the need for blood is constant.

Margaret Frazer House – Margarets
Margaret Frazer House provides safe supportive housing for women with mental health challenges, and has an array of innovative community-based programming available to both women and men, empowering them to build and reclaim their lives.

Canadian Cancer Society – CIBC Run for the Cure – Run for the Cure
The Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led event in the support of creating a future without breast cancer. The event has nearly 100,000 participants and raises over $17 million annually in communities across Canada.
This event brings together an incredible community of people who have a personal connection to breast cancer and want to show their support. It’s an inspirational day that raises significant funds for CCS, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. CCS invests these dollars in the most promising breast cancer research that is leading the way in prevention, diagnosis and treatment and care, as well as funding Canada’s leading breast cancer patient support network, which works to improve the quality of life and the emotional support needed for those affected by this disease.

World AIDS Day – Canadian AIDS Society
World AIDS Day on December 1st of each year – is a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS issues worldwide as we support the UNAIDS visionary goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. 

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