The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay invited residents to take a break, grab a cup of coffee and support their neighbours living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Coffee Break®, the Society’s annual nationwide fundraiser, is back!
THUNDER BAY – A vital part of the Society’s work, funds raised at a Coffee Break support essential programs and services in the Thunder Bay community, helping people with dementia, caregivers and family members. In exchange for a donation, participants can enjoy a cup of coffee while catching up with friends and meeting new people in their community.
“There’s no place like your community to show your support. More than 2,800 individuals living with dementia and their families depend on our programs to maintain a good quality of life,” says Pamela Gerrie, Interim Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay. “This year our goal is to raise as much money as possible, so we can continue to provide these vital services.”
Hosting a Coffee Break is easy and fun. Once you’ve chosen your venue, all you need to do is to visit the Alzheimer Society website to register. After that you’ll receive a host package of materials that will help you create and promote your event. And of course, the package includes coffee generously supplied by our returning national in-kind sponsor Melitta.
Celebrating 23 years, Coffee Break events raise more than $1 million each year thanks to the generosity of thousands of Canadians. Coffee Break events are held across the country starting Saturday, September 1st, 2018 and continue until October 19th.
Put on a pot of coffee and start fundraising by visiting Alzheimer.ca/thunderbay or by calling 345-9556.
About Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay
Founded in 1986, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is a charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Society offers support to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their partners in care; provides public education; promotes awareness in the community and funds research. Over 2,800 people in the district of Thunder Bay are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to double within a generation. The Society depends on local support and donations, as the demand for our services continues to grow.