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Host a coffee party in support of Alzheimers and Hospice – Sept. 18 – 27

coffee-party-2014Hospice 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 tie between the organizations this year honours Linda Jackson, a long-time member and Alzheimer Society’s executive director, who died earlier this year. She also served for many years on the board with Hospice Prince Edward.

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.

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

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & TAKE PART IN THESE PUBLIC PARTIES

County Drug Store – 219 Main Street, Picton – September 15 All day
The Lunch Box – 1-11 MacSteven Drive – September 16 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Portabella – 265 Main Street Picton – September 17 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Beck and Call – Main  Street, Picton – September 19 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Penny’s Pantry – 10 Elizabeth Street – September 19 from 10 am – 3 pm
Wellington Legion Manor – 68 Maple Street, Wellington – Sept. 20 from 11 am – 1 pm
St. Gregory’s Catholic Church – 7 Church Street, Picton – September 21 at 11 a.m.
Salvation Army Church Picton – September 21 at Noon
Picton Library Picton – September 23 from 1 – 3 PM
Hope Centre – 46 King Street, Picton – September 26 at 7 PM
Wellington United Church, Wellington – September 28 at 11:30 AM
St. Mary Magdalene Church – Main Street, Picton – TBA – 1st week October

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