Brain Breakthroughs
Campaign Update


Thanks to your philanthropic support of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Brain Breakthroughs campaign, we exceeded our goal and raised $42 million. This incredible achievement is the result of your collective generosity. We thank each individual, family, friend, company and organization whose selfless contribution allowed us to amass truly transformational funding to improve the lives of those impacted by brain disease.

2023 update video

Hear from VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation President and CEO, Angela Chapman about how Brain Breakthroughs are being made in BC with your support.

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Tools & Equipment

Thanks to your generous support for the Brain Breakthroughs campaign, VGH was able to purchase cutting edge equipment that will aid physicians in saving lives for generations to come. This will help them make more accurate assessments, diagnoses and treatment decisions when time means everything.

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Research & Discovery

Because of your generosity, researchers have made breakthrough advancements across a spectrum of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, OCD, and depression.

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People & Care

Thanks to philanthropic support of Brain Breakthroughs, teams were able to jumpstart or expand various neurology fellowship programs, from stroke and epilepsy to neurocritical care.

Your generosity helped provide fellows with the training and experience to become future leaders in their field. They will take this knowledge with them wherever they may practice to help more patients.

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Campaign Cabinet

We are grateful to our volunteer cabinet members who have partnered with us to raise awareness and funds to help make brain breakthroughs possible.

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The 2023 Brain Breakthroughs campaign update highlights the achievements made possible through philanthropy.

Download the full report.


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