‘Special thanks to dedicated volunteers in Stettler’

I am writing with regard to a recent Stettler fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

Dear Editor:

I am writing with regard to a recent Stettler fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, organized by Teresa Fisher. Teresa gathered her friends and family and held a Robbie Burns Celebration, complete with a piper, dancers, cocktails and a plated dinner, at the Stettler Agriplex on Jan. 25. All of the hard work paid off, as she recently presented the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT —Red Deer and Central Alberta office with a donation of $1,800! When I met with Teresa, she made sure to thank all of the community and family members who helped by doing everything from washing and peeling the spuds for the dinner to helping sell the 106 tickets to donating drinks or other materials. I’d like to add our special thanks to the dedicated volunteers in Stettler, the generous and community-minded local sponsors, including the Stettler Agriplex, the citizens who attended, and Teresa herself for coming up with the idea and having the temerity to make it great.

All who participated have helped to make a difference for people in our community who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Funds raised help families impacted by the disease have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT is working to change the face of dementia in Alberta and improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The society educates, supports and advocates for those with dementia and their care partners and promotes research into effective treatments and finding a cure for this debilitating disease. Until a cure is found, we are here to help.

Thank you again and well done, Stettler!

Jan Fogarty,

Manager, Community Relations

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT — Red Deer and Central Alberta office