1 in 3 Canadians is directly impacted by a neurological disorder. With over 600 different types of brain abnormalities, there is both a desire and a need for alternative treatments. Branch Out accelerates tech and alternative solutions to neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Epilepsy etc. Through our grant program, we provide funding for researchers across Canada.
For more information and/or to book opportunities, email: Meagan McKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications, at [email protected].
Branch Out's 5 Giving Opportunities
1. Give Awareness
Spread the Word to Help Keep #BrainsAtTheirBest. With 1 in 3 Canadians directly impacted by a neurological disorder, chances are that you or someone you know has experienced Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, a Brain Injury, or another brain illness. To help spread awareness of neurological disorders, we want to hear from YOU! Answer 1 of 2 questions with a brief answer: How has a neurological disorder impacted your life? OR What do you do to keep your brain healthy? Fill out This Form. 5 form submissions = 1 point per company.
2. Give Back
Book a Branch Out Brainwave. Organize a brainy Lunch n' Learn for you and your employees. Choose from a selection of exciting and relevant research topics in the field of neuroscience (Brain Resiliency, Mindfulness, Stress and the Brain, etc.). Learn from a budding neuroscientist and leave just a bit smarter! Minimum 10 employees, maximum 100. Register Here.
3. Give Funds
$250 Matched Impact Grant. Fund a Silver Impact Grant and Branch Out will MATCH your donation. We will create an Impact Grant in your company's name, and a researcher will receive a $500 award towards their research pursuits. Donate Here.
4. Give More
$1,000 Matched Impact Grant. Fund a Gold Impact Grant and Branch Out will MATCH your donation. We will create an Impact Grant in your company's name, and a researcher will receive a $2,000 award towards their research pursuits. Your company's name will be on the Gold Impact Grant, your logo will be on the dedicated research page, and you can arrange a Brainwave Lunch n' Learn with your funded neuroscientist to discover what they are working on and the impact you've made. Donate Here.
5. Charity's Choice
A. Register for the 2021 Branch Out Bike Tour (Ride or Volunteer)! Register a team of 4 or more riders OR sign up a team of 4 or more to volunteer. The Bike Tour is Branch Out's annual fundraising event. It's a weekend spent in the mountains for a great cause. Whether you're an avid cyclist or just starting out, this tour is for you! 2021 will look a bit different, but we guarantee a great time! Because we love our CCC participants, all CCC riders/volunteers get a 25% off coupon code. Email Meagan for your code. Registration Opens in May.
B. Donate Gift Cards to the Bike Tour Silent Auction! Help raise funds for the annual Branch Out Bike Tour silent auction with sought-after gift cards. Here some ideas:
- Any affiliated Concorde restaurant
- Wine or Beer vendor (e.g. Highlander Wine, Canmore Wine & Spirits)
- Van Getaway (e.g. Karma Campervans)
- Spa Gift Card (e.g. Kananaskis Spa)
- Gift cards to a local, Calgary-based shop (e.g. Phil & Sebastian Coffee, Monogram Coffee, Local Laundry, Friday Sock & Co, Steeling Home, Village Ice Cream, etc.)
Email electronic gift cards to [email protected] or mail to:
Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Attn: Meagan McKenzie
400-119 14 Street NW