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Bloorview Kids Foundation

Our Donors: James Duncan

Many people know James Duncan as a successful financial broker. What they don’t know is that he is cultivating relationships and growing The Bay Street Children’s Foundation to help kids with special needs.

James and his wife, Cheryl, are parents of five beautiful daughters: quadruplets Alexandra, Lindsay, Stephanie and Riley, and Jennifer. Lindsay has benefited from the programs and services, at Bloorview, so James and Cheryl know first hand, the positive impact a comprehensive facility like Bloorview has on the lives of children and families.

Founded by James, The Bay Street Children’s Foundation has raised more than $1 million for Bloorview. For over 12 years, James has been the driving force behind The Bay Street Pro Celebrity Softball Challenge. The two-day event, held at the Riverdale Flats, brings together celebrities, professional athletes, and brokers from Bay Street and Wall Street, to raise much needed funds to ensure children with disabilities are equipped to meet life’s challenges.

The annual event has already funded two therapeutic gymnasiums in Bloorview’s new facility. The gymnasiums are used for various programs including physiotherapy and recreational activities for inpatients and day patients, to maintain or improve health and their quality of life.

In 2007, The Bay Street Children’s Foundation committed to a new $500,000 project to fund a training apartment at Bloorview where teens can practice activities for daily living.

This year’s 12th Annual Bay Street Pro Celebrity Softball Challenge took place on July 12th and 13th at Riverdale Park and helped raise over $90,000 for Bloorview.  Bloorview is grateful to James Duncan and The Bay Street Children’s Foundation for helping turn disabilities into possibility. 

If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event, please contact the Foundation at 416-424-3809.

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