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Hospice and Alzheimer Society team up to make a cuppa count

Alzheimer Society and Hospice Prince Edward celebrate their fundraising partnership. From left, are: Judy Fraser, resource development, HPE; Nancy Parks, executive director, HPE; Fran Renoy, volunteer, HPE; Lisa Delion, volunteer, Alzheimer Society; Marianne Malachowski, volunteer, HPE; Maggie Creighton, volunteer, HPE and Laura Hare, Executive Director, Alzheimer Society. Not available for photo, Leanne Weir, volunteer, Alzheimer Society.

Alzheimer Society and Hospice Prince Edward celebrate their fundraising partnership. From left, are: Judy Fraser, resource development, HPE; Nancy Parks, executive director, HPE; Fran Renoy, volunteer, HPE; Lisa Delion, volunteer, Alzheimer Society; Marianne Malachowski, volunteer, HPE; Maggie Creighton, volunteer, HPE and Laura Hare, Executive Director, Alzheimer Society. Not available for photo, Leanne Weir, volunteer, Alzheimer Society.

The World’s Largest Coffee Party is expanding.

Hospice Prince Edward and Alzheimer Society Prince Edward County are joining forces to co -present their popular coffee-based fundraisers as a week-long, collaborative event, launching September 18-27.

The highly successful ‘World’s Largest Coffee Party’ is a Hospice Prince Edward initiative presented for the past two years. Shops, businesses, social clubs, churches and individuals invite neighbours, family, friends, customers and colleagues to coffee parties in their homes or businesses, and encourage donations to the community residential hospice.

Coffee Break is an annual national fundraiser presented by the Alzheimer Society. In the County this year, Krispy Kreme donuts will be a unique component, with hundreds of dozens of the honey coated, decadent donuts being sold at various high traffic locations. In addition, local businesses will encourage customers to donate a dollar or two to the Alzheimer Society through the purchase of Coffee Break cut-outs for display at the business location.

“With both events being so centred on the coffee culture, it occurred to me that it might make sense to work together, share resources and volunteers and to cross promote each other’s events,” said Nancy Parks, executive director of Hospice Prince Edward. “The Alzheimer Society and Hospice Prince Edward serve the same community and already share volunteer resources. It makes good sense to take advantage of that strength.”

Laura Hare, executive director at Alzheimer Society agrees.

“We are very excited about the opportunities this partnership presents. The Alzheimer Society and Hospice have always been mutually supportive, and this unique collaboration is the first formal, jointly presented illustration of how community organizations can work together to maximize resources and ensure fund development successes.”

The partners will share marketing materials, media opportunities and volunteers, but will each keep proceeds of their individual events. More information on the joint event will be announced at the formal kickoff, on August 7.

Hospice Prince Edward is a non-profit, non-denominational charitable organization that provides physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support to people living with life-limiting illness and to their loved ones and caregivers in Prince Edward.

The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and advance the search for the cause and cure.

www.alzheimer.ca/pec

www.hospiceprinceedward.ca

 

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