Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
September 17, 1999
U of G to kick off annual 'Coffee Break' day for Alzheimer Society
The University of Guelph will kick off the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington's annual "Coffee Break Day" with a special fund-raising event Wednesday, Sept. 22.
President Mordechai Rozanski, along with John Sleeman, chairman and CEO of Sleeman Brewing and Malting, will serve coffee, tea and lemonade at 10 a.m. to students, faculty, staff and others to raise money for the local Alzheimer society. The event continues until 3 p.m.
Customers will be asked to donate to the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington. The event will be held on the Branion Plaza near the cannon or, in case of rain, in the University Centre courtyard.
The U of G "Coffee Break" is designed to publicize subsequent Coffee Break events to be held Sept. 23 in more than 200 sites around Guelph to benefit Alzheimer Guelph-Wellington. Similar events will be held throughout Canada in honour of "National Coffee Break Day."
The Central Student Association (CSA) is encouraging students to take part in the event. "We want to increase student awareness on issues that will affect them later in life," said Leanna Falkiner, CSA student life commissioner. "By coming out and supporting the event, students will have the opportunity to learn about Alzheimer's disease, and while engaged in the learning process, have a chance to support the Guelph community."
The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington is a local chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Canada that provides services to those affected by Alzheimer Disease, a degenerative brain disorder that destroys brain cells. More than 300,000 Canadians suffer from Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, and there is no known cause or cure.
Contact: Valerie Powell Executive director, Alzheimer Society Guelph-Wellington (519) 836-7672
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