The Brides’ Project donates ALL PROFITS to cancer charities, and the dedication of our donors, volunteers and brides-to-be has led to a huge growth in donations since our inception in 2004. In 2012, our donations exceeded $100,000, and we intend to keep the pace in 2013!!!
We support a variety of different cancer charities, including Gilda’s Club, Wellspring, Camp Quality, Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society), Prostate Cancer Canada, the Princess Margaret Hospital Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, the Terry Fox Foundation and the Breast Cancer Foundation (Run for the Cure). The breakdown is shown below:
Our gifts are not always monetary donations; we also donate dresses and/or accessories to other groups such as Arts Junktion, Ballroom Blitz, DoubleTake (Yonge St. Mission) and several others who use them for fundraising or direct service provision to their clientele. For example, in 2012 we were responsible for outfitting 15 North Korean refugees for their group wedding at City Hall.
Here is a little more information about our many beneficiaries:
An amazing group that provides year-round support for children suffering from cancer and their families.
You’ll find in our archives tons of pictures about our participation in the Relay, which began in 2008.
Join us at Relay for Life!
We take part in the annual Run for the Cure, which is a huge event with about 30,000 participants in Toronto. Funds are directed to breast cancer research and support.
Wellspring: This organization focuses on the psychosocial side of cancer, and provides umpteen ways to support men, women, children and families battling the disease. In 2012 we adopted a room in their new space called The Wellness Lounge.
Most people have heard of Movember… and this year we decided to donate our funds directly to Prostate Cancer Canada. The organization is instrumental in funding research, treatments and information for men to help combat the disease.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is a place where men, women, teens and children with cancer – along with their families and friends – can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Gilda’s Club also welcomes long-term cancer survivors and those who have lost someone to cancer. Free of charge, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social activities in a non-institutional, homelike setting. Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is the forefront in providing member centered care. Our customized membership plans are specifically designed to meet the on-going needs of each child or adult.
The Terry Fox Foundation is an extremely efficient fundraising organization that focuses on cancer research. They have funded millions of dollars of groundbreaking research that has helped make huge strides ahead in the fight against cancer.