An initiative of the CANADIAN BRIDGE FEDERATION and Alzheimer Societies in Canada
Bridge Clubs and bridge players unite to raise awareness and support for people living with dementia!
Day of Bridge is a Canada-wide charity event in support of the important work of the Alzheimer Societies in Canada. During the week of June 17-24, 2018, passionate players, clubs, and teachers will be playing bridge from sunrise to sunset. Some will form fundraising teams or hold special games, teach lessons or conduct raffles—all in good fun to support people in their communities.
When you donate, you honour the more than half a million Canadians living with dementia and those who spend countless hours caring for them.
About the Alzheimer Society
Alzheimer Societies across Canada provide programs and support services to help people with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and their caregivers to live as well as possible.
The Alzheimer Society is a leading Canadian funder of dementia research. Since 1989, it has invested over $50 million in biomedical and quality of life research through its Alzheimer Society Research Program.
Quick facts about dementia:
- Right now, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. In less than 15 years, this number will increase by 66%, to 937,000.
- For every person with dementia, one or more family members provide care.
- People with dementia can continue the things they love and remain active in their communities with the right help and support.