My day just hasn't started until I have a cup (or a few) of green tea, but this month I'm taking a break – a Coffee Break that is, in support of Alzheimer's research.
Over 747 000 Canadians across Canada are living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. That number is expected to grow to 1.4 million within a generation. Coffee Break is an annual nationwide fundraiser sponsored by the Alzheimer Society and this year's official launch is on September 18th. Some organizations, like Bulk Barn, have a jump started the program as early as September 5; the program runs throughout the month and into October.
You can show your support by making a donation, at one of the many participating organizations. In exchange for your donation you will be provided with a coffee cup cut out, to write out your name in recognition of your support. In 2013, thanks to sponsorship and donations, the Alzheimer Society was able to raise $1, 100, 000. If you're interested in sponsoring Coffee Break or are interested in making a personal donation, please contact your provincial Alzheimer Society.