2009 ~ dancing for the cause

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.