By Tyler Sutherland
To mark World Alzheimer’s Month in September, staff with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba will be in place today in Winnipeg Square collecting donations.
Today also happens to be National Coffee Break Day, where a donation to the society will get you a coffee and a treat.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can get your cup of joe beside Scotiabank in the underground concourse.
“Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month brings awareness to the support and resources offered by the Alzheimer Society,” said CEO Wendy Schettler.
The globally coordinated awareness month sends a strong message to governments and policy makers, alerting them to the fact that dementia is an important health issue with serious implications on services and health systems around the world as the population grows older.
Alternatively, you can make a $5 donation to the Alzheimer Society by texting COFFEE to 45678.