In honour of Teresina Bernardo, Little Voice has donated $7,310 dollars to support Alzheimer’s research, programs and services!
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.
Alzheimer’s disease holds a very personal connection to Little Voice’s author Amanda Bernardo. Her grandmother, Teresina Bernardo, has been struggling with the disease for over twenty years. When Amanda first set out to write Little Voice, she knew she wanted to give back. Her partner and illustrator on the project, Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor, couldn’t have agreed more with Amanda’s decision to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The reality is that an estimated 747,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Over 70,000 of them are under 65 and approximately 50,000 are under the age of 60. 1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In just 5 years, as much as 50% more Canadians and their families could be facing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Within a generation, the number of Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, will more than double, ranging between 1 and 1.3 million people. The Little Voice Forget Me Not Project will donate a portion of each book sale in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC).
To learn more about the ASC and how you can get involved, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.alzheimer.ca.
In May 2017, Little Voice took part in the Walk for Alzheimers both as walkers and volunteers. With your generosity, Little Voice was able to raise $475 dollars in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County!
The Dream Big Dream, Girl Luncheon was a unique fundraiser held in Ottawa to support women entrepreneurs and the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. The Luncheon was successful in raising $2,000 dollars in honour of Teresina Bernardo and in support of the research, programs and services needed for those living with this disease. Learn more about the event by clicking here: What it Means to Dream Big.
In May 2016, Little Voice took part in the Walk for Alzheimers both as walkers and volunteers. With your generosity, Little Voice was able to raise $1,875 dollars in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County! Learn more about our walk, here!
Little Voice would like to invite you to join us in becoming a Dementia Friend. When you do, you’ll become part of a Canada-wide movement dedicated to building awareness and support for people with dementia.
To get started, visit dementiafriends.ca and view their video. It only takes a moment – and it could make a huge difference to someone living with the disease.
Ambassador Code: MAUDFG1M
eTALK Canada and Starbucks recognize Little Voice and donate $1,000 in honour of Teresina Bernardo to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County!
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In addition to the Forget Me Not Project, Little Voice has joined the Walk for Memories in an effort to support the local Azheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfew County in honour of Amanda’s grandmother, Teresina Bernardo, who is currently struggling with this battle.
The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County Walk for Memories® raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and education. Held annually in more than 65 communities across Ontario, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to help support people living with dementia.
In 2015, Little Voice raised $564 dollars! Learn more about our walk, here!