September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day!
To mark World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, 2020, the Alzheimer Society needs your help to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and show your support for people living with dementia, their care partners, friends, and family.
How can you help?
To show your support for people living with dementia, we invite you to #GoBlueForAlz by:
1) Wearing BLUE while you’re on your socially-distanced walk, on your Zoom call, or lounging around the house!
2) Shining a light on dementia by illuminating your home or workplace with a BLUE light (just another opportunity to use your holiday lights!)
Host a ‘Social with a Purpose’ event
Make a difference this World Alzheimer’s Day by hosting a Social with a Purpose! Use today as an excuse to virtually get together with your friends and family while fundraising to support the programs and services offered by your local Society.
You can host an easy and delicious virtual baking class and make blue velvet cupcakes, paint Forget-Me-Not flowers together, or get creative and do your own thing!
Can’t decide on what to do for your fundraiser? Visit the Anything for Alzheimer’s website and download one of our easy to use Social with a Purpose digital kits to make the planning process that much easier!
If you need some more help with ideas or want to let us know what you’ve got planned – we’d love to hear from you!
Donations are critical to the operation of your local Alzheimer Society, especially this year as fundraising events have been scaled back or cancelled. Your donation will help support the work that we do and ensure that people living with dementia, their care partners, friends, and family are receiving access to our programs and services. When you donate to your local Alzheimer Society, your donation stays in our local community.
Thank you for helping us raise awareness this World Alzheimer’s Day! We can’t wait to see what you share!
Sue Arsenault (Brantford & Brant County)
Alison MacKenzie (Haldimand Norfolk)
Dawn Vince (Hamilton)
Catherine Pegg (Halton)