“The name Wayne Gretzky resonates as loud and clear with Edmontonians today as it did over 30 years ago,” said Dennis Erker – friend, philanthropist, and fellow Brain Centre Campaign cabinet member. “No one can do more for the campaign, and by extension, for brain care across Canada, than he can.”


With Wayne at the announcement was his father, Walter, Canada’s most famous hockey dad, and the source of Wayne’s passion for creating a national brain centre in Edmonton. Walter Gretzky survived a brain aneurism in 1994, and today lives with Parkinson’s, a progressive, and incurable, movement disorder.


In addition to being named the Brain Centre Campaign’s honourary chair on October 3, Gretzky also made a $99,000 donation to the campaign – further establishing his commitment to the cause.

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