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Nanaimo fundraiser encourages employees to toss boss off bungy bridge

Nanaimo Brain Injury Society holding the Toss the Boss fundraiser Oct. 13
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society is holding its annual Toss the Boss fundraiser at WildPlay Nanaimo where employees will have the chance to throw their boss off the bungy bridge on Friday, Oct. 13. (Photo courtesy WildPlay Nanaimo)

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society is giving employees the opportunity to throw their boss off a bridge at the society’s annual fundraising event.

On Oct. 13, WildPlay Nanaimo will be holding the annual Toss the Boss fundraiser which challenges businesses to form a team and raise a minimum of $1,000 for the opportunity to throw their boss off the WildPlay bungy bridge.

Last year the event raised more than $50,000 which helped the society support, educate, and advocate for those with brain injuries and their families.

“Brain injury tends to be what we call a silent epidemic, or the orphan of the health-care system,” said the society’s executive director, Kix Citton, in a news release. “Although many people are impacted by acquired brain injury there’s not a lot of awareness, attention or funding that goes towards brain injury services in B.C.”

According to the society, more than 180,000 B.C. residents are living with an acquired brain injury and post-brain injury survivors are seven times more likely to develop symptoms of a mental illness.

Teams have until the event date to register and raise money. For more information or to donate, visit

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