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Alzheimer Society of ​P.E.I.​ fundraiser returns

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The Alzheimer Society of P.E.I. invites residents to take a break, grab a cup of coffee and support their neighbours living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Coffee Break, the society’s annual nationwide fundraiser, is back, and funds raised support essential programs and services on the Island, helping people with dementia, caregivers and family members.

In exchange for a donation, participants can enjoy a cup coffee while catching up with friends and meeting new people in their community.

Corrine Hendricken-Eldershaw, a spokeswoman with the Alzheimer Society of P.E.I., said there’s no place like in a community to show one’s support.

“Over 2,500 individuals are living with dementia. We are here to help, through our programs, training, and services,” she said in a news release.

“This year, our goal is to raise as much money as possible, so we can continue to provide education and awareness provincewide.”

Hosting a Coffee Break is easy and fun. Once a venue is chosen the participant can visit the Alzheimer Society website to register. After that they will receive a host package of materials that will help them create and promote their event. The package includes coffee supplied by the society’s 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 Sept. 20 and continue right through to the end of October. Put on a pot of coffee and start fundraising by visiting Alzpei.ca.

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