Storm host first ever Captain’s Cause game sponsored by Sonnet
The Guelph Storm in conjunction with Sonnet are pleased to present the first annual Captain’s Cause game on Friday, March 17th as the Storm take on the Sarnia Sting. This inaugural game will support the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington.
“Alzheimer’s is a cause that is very close to my heart, something that is affecting many people in Canada and I’m hoping to bring awareness to it.” said Storm Captain Cooper Walker.
People over the age of 65 normally experience some memory loss. For most people, memory generally remains strong as they get older and doesn’t decline rapidly or substantively. However, brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are different. The cognitive impairment with dementia affects a person’s ability to think clearly, use language and make judgments. The number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is growing. There are currently 600,000 people in Canada living with dementia and that number is expected to triple in the next 25 years, 61% of people with dementia are women.
The game will feature a ceremonial puck drop with Maurice Lamothe a client of ASWW, and Larry Lutgendorff Director of Fund Development for Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. On Friday, there will be information tables inside of gate 6 along with an interactive activity led by volunteers from Alzheimer’s Society of Waterloo Wellington.
A very limited number of green St. Patricks Day Captain’s Cause t-shirts will be available for $20.00 on Friday. The t-shirts are also available through pre-order online through Spyke’s Sport Shop, click here to shop. In addition to the t-shirts a limited number of commemorative pucks will be for sale, click here to shop. Every dollar collected from the t-shirt and puck sales will be donated to the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.
There are simple things you can do today to slow the onset of dementia: Eat healthy, exercise your body and your brain, stay socially connected, get a good sleep every night, protect your head, stop smoking, and don’t drink excessively. More information on dementia in Canada can be found at the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington website: https://alzheimer.ca/ww/
About the Alzheimer’s Society of Waterloo Wellington
Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington supports persons living with dementia and their families, in living well with a dementia diagnosis. Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be an overwhelming and challenging time for the person being diagnosed, as well as the entire family. Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington supports persons living with dementia and their families, in living well with a dementia diagnosis. Our programs and services are designed to help people remain supported, active, engaged, informed, safe, and in control of their health throughout the dementia journey. We strive for excellence when providing education, social work support and social/recreational opportunities for people living with dementia, their care partners and families. We are able to support our community through the generosity of our donors, fundraisers, sponsors and volunteers. Those donations allow us to provide programs and services at no cost to clients. Thanks to everyone who donates so that people impacted by dementia have the care and support they need while on their dementia journey.
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