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Loyalist Township Staff recognized for their contributions to the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A

Loyalist Township Staff recognized for their contributions to the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A
 
 
May 11, 2018 (Odessa, Ontario) – On May 11, 2018, Caitlin Stevenson, Client Services Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A presented Loyalist Township staff with a plaque recognizing their outstanding fundraising efforts in support of the Alzheimer Society.
 
Since 2010, Loyalist Township employees have fundraised more than $10,000 in support of the Alzheimer Society.  In 2017, the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A organized the 1st Annual Municipal Coffee Break Challenge. As part of the Challenge Loyalist Township employees recorded the highest fundraising contribution of any municipality in the region with a total of $2,661.95 raised.
 
Stevenson highlighted that ‘every dollar raised in the community, supports those in our community’. There are over 4,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia in the area and that number is expected to reach 10,000 in the next 12 years.
 
The Loyalist Township Employee Involvement Team (EIT) is a committee of staff, formed in late 2013. Since its formation the EIT has organized a number of events to benefit local charitable organizations.  In 2017, EIT organized events raised funds for the UHKF Cancer Centre, Lennox & Addington SPCA, Canadian Cancer Society and the Lions Club of Bath, Amherstview, Odessa.  Additionally, Loyalist Township employees continued their association with Canadian Blood Services for the fourth consecutive year through the Partners for Life program.
 
The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A offers programs and services throughout the region to help people diagnosed with dementia, and well as providing support to family members and caregivers.
 
For more information:
 
Trevor Cornelius
Coordinator of Marketing & Customer Relations, Loyalist Township
613-389-3648, ext. 217
tcornelius@loyalist.ca