Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, Making St. Patrick’s Day a Successful Fundraiser

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Susan Lane and Joan

Susan Lane, the organizer of the St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser (left) and Joan Parks-Hubley, Coordinator, Education and Outreach, South Shore for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (right) address the crowd of supporters.

May the luck of the Irish be with YOU! YOU may have heard this popular saying this past weekend or Monday if YOU celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. In Liverpool,  members of the community and staff at Lane’s Privateer Inn got into the Irish spirit by dressing in green and listening to Irish music during a St. Patrick’s Fundraiser. This event was more than fun and dancing though, it was a way to give back to Nova Scotians living with dementia.

For Susan Lane, the owner of Lane’s Privateer Inn, holding a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia was very meaningful. Her parents lived with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and she wanted to do something to honour them and raise money for research into finding a cure.

Over 90 people came out to Lane’s Privateer Inn to show their support and help raise money for research. They participated in a silent auction, 50/50 draw and gave $10 at the door. At the end of the night over $3,000 was raised!

“My favourite part about holding the fundraiser was the support we received from the community; it was very inspiring,” says Susan.

A big thank YOU to Susan and everyone who supported the St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser in Liverpool! It’s because of YOU more families living with dementia will receive support as they navigate through the dementia journey.

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