North Star Air hosts Alzheimer Coffee Break across the region
North Star Air - Special to The Bulletin
On Thursday, October 10th, North Star Air held an Alzheimer Coffee Break at all 6 of their locations (Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Kapuskasing, Thompson, and Thunder Bay)!
2019 marks the 24th year that the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay has held the Coffee Break Campaign, a campaign where local businesses and individuals host third-party events by supplying their clients/guests with coffee and treats, in return for a donation to the Society.
North Star Air’s local Coffee Break was held at the Thunder Bay International Airport, at their Walsh Street Head Office and their five other bases across the region, raising an astounding $2,000 in support of Alzheimer Society. “We are all touched by Alzheimer’s in one way or another, whether a family member or a friend. These funds support essential services for people living with the disease and their families right here in your community,” states Frank Kelner, CEO of North Star Air.
Every dollar raised helps the Society continue its vital work and is invested in a wide range of programs and services that are available from the moment of diagnosis through to the end of life, as well as supports education and other outreach initiatives. “We provide programs to ensure individuals living with dementia live as independently as possible, and with the best possible quality of life,” says Lucy Black, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay. “It’s truly gratifying to see how many businesses and individuals host a Coffee Break each year, raising awareness and funds for our programs and services. The success of this year’s Coffee Break will be a cause for celebration, and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to North Star Air for their incredible generosity, hosting an event in all 6 of their locations!"
All proceeds from each Coffee Break event stay local in each community, providing Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow. There are over 2,900 individuals affected by dementia in the district of Thunder Bay, and this number is expected to double within the next ten years. Last year alone, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay provided support to over 560 families.
The 2019 Coffee Break Campaign was kindly presented by Dino Cicchitano of the Co-Operators.