Nursing students to host Alzheimer’s fundraiser Nov. 21

Brock Nursing students will be collecting donations Thursday, Nov. 21 in exchange for coffee and treats in support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.  

The annual Coffee Break at Brock University is part of a national initiative to raise funds and awareness in support of programs that offer personalized support and education to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their family members and caregivers, and community partners.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to stop by Market Hall Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for coffee and treats, such as chocolates, candy, muffins and cookies. Cash donations of any amount are appreciated.  

Lead organizer, Nadia Potapov, a third-year Nursing student, became involved with the event in her first year and has since developed a passion for volunteering and for the organization.  

“Through my experience with clinical placements, I’ve realized how much Alzheimer’s disease affects individuals and their families,” she said. “As a student and future nurse, I strive to go the extra mile to help my patients; raising money is one way I can do this. For an organization that depends on donations for one-third of their funding, events like the Coffee Break can make all the difference.” 

Last year’s Brock event raised $636. 

For more information on the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, visit their website. 

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