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Alzheimer Society Coffee Break® marks 20 years of raising funds and awareness

Get in on the celebration – make a difference for those with dementia

Can a cup of coffee make a difference for people with Alzheimer’s disease? In September, it can. The Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District invites local residents to kick off the 20th anniversary of Coffee Break, the Society’s longest-standing nationwide fundraising event.

Coffee Break events are easy to host yet important for raising funds for local programs and services. The local Alzheimer Society is also looking for businesses and other local groups to get involved. Coffee Break hosts are asked to offer a cup of coffee to participants for a donation to the Alzheimer Society. And the sky’s the limit on how big or creative they want to make their event.

“This is our 20th season hosting Coffee Break events and every year we’re amazed at how the community rallies to support us. It takes team work to tackle this disease and it’s great to see so many people wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with this disease,” says Bea Fioramanti Resource Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.

These fundraisers also raise awareness and encourage discussion about the disease. Reducing stigma and misinformation is an important step in improving the quality of life for people with dementia and prolonging their independence and sense of well-being.

Coffee Break kicks off Thursday, September 17 across Canada. Organizers can host events through till November. Once registered participants will receive a kit with a coin box, posters and promotional materials, and a pkg. of Mother Parkers coffee to get you started.

You can show your support for Coffee Break by purchasing decals for a one-dollar donation from long-time partners the Bulk Barn.

This year, the Bulk Barn is selling decals from September 4 through September 21, which is World Alzheimer’s Day.  On that day, local retailers and head office will match every one-dollar purchase to triple the impact in local communities.

To register and learn more about Coffee Break®, visit