KINGSTON – A national initiative is encouraging people to raise a mug to fight Alzheimer’s. This Wednesday marks the start of the Alzheimer Society’s 21st annual “coffee break campaign.” everyone is encouraged to host a coffee break event at their home, work, school …or other public venue. Communities from coast to coast — including here in Kingston — will share a cup of coffee or tea in exchange for donations. Last year, 45 thousand dollars was raised locally. This year’s goal is 50 thousand dollars. The campaign runs until November 21st.
Lesley Kimble/Coffee Break Coordinator:
“We have over 4 thousand people in Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington area that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease So there really is a need to provide services and support — not just for the clients but for the care givers as well.