Annual ‘Coffee Break’ fundraiser slated

Press Release

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora and Rainy River Districts kicks off its annual “Coffee Break” fundraiser this Thursday (Sept. 16), and is calling on local residents and businesses to trade in their lattes for a cup of coffee in support of the society.
Besides being a great reason for socializing with friends, family, and co-workers, “Coffee Break” is an easy do-it-yourself fundraiser that makes a huge difference in the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Anyone can host a “Coffee Break”—at home, at work, or other public venue.
There’s also the option of hosting a virtual or “cyber café,” or you simply can donate directly online.
That’s important because the prevalence of dementia is climbing steadily and no cure is in sight. In Kenora and Rainy River districts, more than 1,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia today.
In Ontario, the number of individuals affected will increase 40 percent in less than 10 years, and across Canada the number will exceed one million within a generation.
“There’s already a great need for services in Kenora and Rainy River districts, but these numbers will intensify the demand,” said Lynn Moffatt, executive director of the local society.
“Fundraisers like ‘Coffee Break’ fund real, tangible, hands-on service that help our clients live better and more productively with the disease.
“Every dollar raised throughout the districts stays in the district,” she stressed.
Many local businesses already have signed up to host “Coffee Breaks.”
To host your own, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245 or visit