Fundraising events

The uOBMRI and its partners host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. A number of our important research discoveries would not be possible without the support of the community through these events.


Lap the Gats
The Parkinson’s Research Consortium team at the 2014 Lap the Gats event.

Lap the Gats for Parkinson's is a charitable cycling event that takes place in Gatineau Park to raise funds for Parkinson's Disease research. Please join us to help find a cure to the second most common neurodegenerative disorder.

Presently, Parkinson's has no cure or proven treatment available to slow its relentless progression, despite the fact that it was discovered nearly 200 years ago. Parkinson's affects over 100,000 people in Canada and that number is expected to double in the coming years.

On June 24, 2018, the fifth annual Lap the Gats event will take place! Together we can Lap the Gats to find a cure! 

Audrey Grant Better Bridge Event

The Audrey Grant has generously hosted the Audrey Grant Better Bridge event for the past five years. Audrey kindly gives of her time and expertise in a day that attracts close to 150 people every year with all proceeds directed to the Parkinson Research Consortium. We are pleased to announce that the March 23, 2017 event raised over $20,000.

The next Audrey Grant Better Bridge Event is slated for April 2nd, 2019.

PIPR at Ottawa Race Weekend

The Partners Investing in Parkinson Research (PIPR) participate annually in the Run for a Reason every year during the Ottawa Race Weekend. This year, the top PIPR fundraising teams, led by Roberta Driscoll and Kim Teron, raised more than $90,152 in support of Parkinson's research at the Ottawa Hospital.

the Partners Investing in Parkinson’s Research Logo

The success of the many uOBMRI fundraising events would not be possible without the incomparable energy and enthusiasm of our generous volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact  We will send you opportunities as they come along.

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