The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Dr. Gerry Halbert and Todd Halpern

Dr. Gerry Halbert, 78, and Todd Halpern, 52, Co-Chairs, Brain Campaign

As co-leaders of the Brain Campaign (founded in 2011), they are committed to raising $200 million for more labs, equipment, support staff, fellowship programs and renovations at the Krembril Neuroscience Centre at Toronto Western Hospital to ensure further discoveries in research and patient care. The centre is considered among the top in the world for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and, with the Brain Campaign, the centre hopes  to continue its rich history of successes in surgery and medical firsts.  Says Halpern: “Diseases of the brain are poised to become a major health threat over the next five years. The Brain Campaign will support the scientists and doctors who are finding the cures for these debilitating neurological conditions.”