Breakfast events in Vancouver and Victoria raise more than $208,000 for the Society
March 30, 2017 – Business and community leaders have raised more than $208,000 to support the estimated 70,000 people living with dementia in B.C. – as well as to support research for the causes and a cure.
In February, 165 people gathered at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel and raised $43,595. Guests heard from keynote speaker Dr. Brendan Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Island Health and guest speaker Dr. Holly Tuokko, Professor in the Department of Psychology and a research affiliate of the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria.
Left to right, Holly Tuokko and Brendan Carr with Society Chief Executive Officer Maria Howard and Manager, Resource Development Angie Kok
Early in March, 265 people gathered at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and raised over $165,000 in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Guests heard from keynote speaker Sue Paish, Chief Executive Officer of LifeLabs, who talked about her personal experience in dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's disease. Emcee and guest speaker Dawna Friesen spoke about her journey in dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with both of her parents.
Left to right, Dawna Friesen and Sue Paish with Society Chief Executive Officer Maria Howard