Bulk Barn Foods Limited is honoured to support
the Alzheimer Society "Coffee Break" program
This past September, we at Bulk Barn ran our 12th annual Alzheimer Society Coffee Break® fundraising campaign and on November 8, 2016 we were thrilled to contribute $374,725 to this worthwhile cause. We are also very proud to announce that this is the largest donation we've been able to make to-date.
Bulk Barn has supported the Alzheimer Society over the past 12 years and it has been a true team effort, with all stores from coast to coast participating annually. Franchisees and staff have worked hard to collectively raise over $2 million during this time. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, World Alzheimer Day, Bulk Barn corporate office and our franchisees participated in a "Dollar Match" - for every $1 donated by a customer, both the corporate office and franchisees each contributed $1, providing a $3 dollar donation to the charity. The funds raised are able to have a meaningful impact across the country, as all contributions made at store level stay in that community (140 regional branches) and go towards supporting local programs.
The Alzheimer Society remains the foremost not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. A study they commissioned concluded that the number of Canadians living with cognitive impairment will double to 1.4 million by 2031. They are working towards a nation-wide dementia plan that would target several areas including:
• Increasing funding for research into all aspects of dementia
• Promoting earlier diagnosis and intervention
• Strengthening the integration of primary, home and community care
• Enhancing skills and training of the dementia workforce
• Recognizing the needs and improving supports for caregivers
We are looking forward to doing it all again in 2017 and
hope that you will join us!