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Making coffee breaks count

Vancouver Canucks legend Orland Kurtenbach (right) and Surrey resident Jim Mann (left) are making their coffee count to support the Coffee Break fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.  -
Vancouver Canucks legend Orland Kurtenbach (right) and Surrey resident Jim Mann (left) are making their coffee count to support the Coffee Break fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
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Vancouver Canucks legend Orland Kurtenbach and Surrey resident Jim Mann met for coffee recently at the Semiahmoo Mall White Spot to help promote the upcoming Coffee Break, a month-long fundraising event that kicks off on Sept. 15 to support the work of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The money raised helps people in the community by supporting local programs and services for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Mann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 58 and has benefited from education and support programs through the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resource Centre in White Rock. He also serves as a volunteer director on both the B.C. and national federation boards for the Alzheimer Society.

Anyone can host a coffee break to support the cause. Contact Vivianne de Pass, special events officer, to find out how you can be a Coffee Break host at coffeebreak@alzheimerbc.org or 604-742-4920 in the Lower Mainland (toll free: 1-800-667-3742).

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