Be a fundraiser

Be a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society on your time, on your terms!

The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region relies on people like you to help us support people living with dementia and generate new knowledge about this devastating disease. Here are some ways that you can help us generate even more funds for our mission.

Our Summer 2018 Calendar is now available, read it HERE.


Coffee Break

Coffee Break is about community.  It is a way for us to connect with one another and show your support for those with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their care partners.  By coming together to share a cup of coffee (or whatever else you choose to do!) we can help combat social isolation that affects so many who live with the disease.

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Alzheimer Coffee Break.

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Or download a PDF Registration form here.

Coffee Break® is generously supported by:

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FreshCo Logo for Coffee Break 2015



What is Coffee Break®?
Coffee Break is the Alzheimer Society's major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise funds for local Alzheimer Societies. Participants at these events make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee. The money raised stays in that province or community to help support local programs and services.

Where does an Alzheimer Coffee Break take place?
Large corporations, small businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations, health-care facilities and private residences are just a few examples of ideal places to host coffee breaks. You can organize an event -- large or small in your community, workplace or home.

When does it take place?
The 23rd annual Alzheimer Coffee Break kicks off on Thursday, September 20, 2018 and continues into January 2019. Check with us for dates, times and locations in Durham Region.

How do I host a Coffee Break?
It's easy. You can hold a break in your office, at home, at your church, in a local mall or anywhere you can set up a stand and serve coffee. You can also offer tea and juice, or raise more funds by adding cookies or pastries. It’s your coffee break, your way – be creative and have fun! To get started, contact our office to register and receive a host package.

Why should I host an Alzheimer Coffee Break?
When you host a Coffee Break in your community, you help raise much-needed funds for local programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. Your support makes a huge difference in their lives.

How much money is raised?
Thanks to our generous sponsors and participants, Coffee Break raises nearly $15,000 in Durham Region every year in support of essential programs and services for people living with dementia, their care partners and family. These programs make all the difference in the way families are able to live with the disease.

For questions or more information contact Michelle by e-mail here or call 905-576-2567 ext. 5222.

Community Support

The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region gratefully acknowledges the support of our community in their fundraising initiatives.  Please click HERE to see third-party events happening throughout Durham Region to support local programs and services for those living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their care partners.

DRPS K9 Calendar

DRPS K9 calendar launch 2017

Thank you to all those who supported the 2018 DRPS K9 calendar! This year over $33,300 was donated to Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Epilepsy Durham Region and TAGS.

Our Hockey Heroes - NHL Alumni Benefit Game

We are so greatful to L’Amicale French Community Centre of Durham for hosting the NHL Hockey Heroes game in January which featured the Alumni of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
$16,500 was donated to Alzheimer Society of Durham Region from the game along with the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle - total raised over $21,000!

Interested in hosting a third-party event? Fill out our Application form heree-mail us, or call us at 905-576-2567 ext. 5222.  We can't wait to hear from you.




Last Updated: 06/26/2018