Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU the Creative Fundraiser

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Combining the love for art and the passion to improve aspects of our community can be a beautiful thing. The proof is in the canvas (pictured above)  created by students at Cobequid Educational Centre.

For the past four years, students involved in the Active Youth Committee at Cobequid Educational Centre have voluntarily taken on a project called Canvas for the Cure. Each student involved collects pledges from the community in order to create their own block of the piece that makes up the canvas.

This year, the project is co-chaired by two grade twelve students, Emily Annand and Rachelle Duston who view this as a way to incorporate art into a fundraiser.

“I especially look forward to continuing the project because my Nana, who I am very close to, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease one year ago,” says Emily.

These community-minded students set a perfect example of how YOU can work together to support a cause, while gaining leadership skills and volunteer experience.

“To me, volunteering means giving a little of your own time and resources to improve the quality of life for others,” says Emily. “I believe it’s about feeling passionate about a cause and acting upon this without expecting anything in return.”

Emily would like to thank the Active Youth Committee for all of their hard work this year. The Alzheimer Society also thanks them and Emily for being leaders in their community and raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by continuing to hold this unique fundraiser.

If YOU or someone YOU know is interested in holding a fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, please let us know. We’re always looking for new, creative fundraisers and would love to work with YOU!

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