Fundraise and participate

Be a fundraiser for ASWE on your time and on your terms!

The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County relies on people like you to help us support people living with dementia. Here are some ways that you can help us generate even more funds for our mission...

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A Social with a Purpose fundraiser is hosted virtually and can be held anywhere and any way. What are you doing to stay connected and come together during this time of physical distancing? Make your connections more special and meaningful by supporting people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and their care partners who experience social isolation every day. 

Turn your weekly online card game with friends or book club video chat into a fundraiser. Be creative and add a game or task everyone can partake in during your call and highlight the importance coming together can have by supporting others. Have any special skills? Try hosting an online paint night or cooking class and ask for a donation! Don’t want to be the head chef? We’ve got you covered with easy to use digital kits to host your own Social with a Purpose fundraisers that you can invite your friends and family to join! 

The power of coming together and hosting a Social with a Purpose fundraiser will provide those living with dementia and their care partners needed social recreation programming. Social recreation programs have been proven to improve life quality and reduce isolation, something we have all experienced over the last few months. 

By fundraising just $30.00, a person living with dementia and their care partner will be able to attend two sessions of Minds in Motion®—a vital program that provides physical exercise, social interaction, and brain stimulation activities with other clients, volunteers, and staff. Minds in Motion® has been offered virtually during the pandemic; this is one example of the excellent work happening in social recreation at the Alzheimer Society.

To host your own Social with a Purpose fundraiser CLICK HERE. Once you’ve registered your event, you will immediately receive a customized web page with a unique link to share and promote your Social with a Purpose fundraiser. 


Quick facts

  • It is estimated 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia, with 7,850 persons over the age of 40 in Windsor & Essex County living with dementia.
  • In 15 years, this figure will increase by 66%, to 937,000.
  • For every person with dementia, one or more caregivers provide care.
  • ASWE provide programs and support services to help people with all forms of dementia, in addition to assisting their caregivers and families to live as well as possible


Media Contact:

Eugene van Wyk

Manager of Fund Development

Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County   |

Tel: (519) 974-2220 ext. 225  |


SWAP Highlight: Shirley helped bake some pies just in time for Thanksgiving. Donations were made in exchange for a homemade pie. Thank you Shirley!

Thank you to the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association for their continued support to ASWE. We are so appreciative of you!

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