On January 16th, during Alzheimer Awareness month, bright young brains from the Toronto French School chose Firefly as their charity of choice for their annual Dance Show fundraising event. The student-led event sold out with over 200 families and student in attendance and raised $6000 dollars in the process.
The talented dancers and actors had people out of their seats cheering enthusiastically and became the inspiration for the Firefly In-School Program.
“Overall, the students and dancers are the epitome of great brain health; bilingual, fit, and not afraid to take on a challenge. They’re an inspiration to all generations.” As quoted by Heather Fraser, Founder and Chair of the Firefly Foundation. It was the feedback from both students and teachers that become the genesis for a high school program targeting teens teaching the merits of good brain health.