Alzheimer Society of Canada

About the Organization: Behind every person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s, there are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Active in communities right across Canada, the Society has programs and services in every community.

Since 1978, the Alzheimer Society has been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s and their caregivers.

Hearn + The Alzheimer Society: For the past four years, David Hearn has held the David Hearn Golf Classic (now The David Hearn Foundation Charity Classic) in support of the Alzheimer Society for the Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant branches, leveraging the event as a fundraising and awareness tool. In 2016, the event raised approximately $140,000 to be split evenly between the national and local chapter.

Hearn began working with the organization in 2011 to help support and fight against the disease that has touched his own family – his grandmother and great-grandmother both had Alzheimer’s. Hearn has had a chance to see how people have to deal with Alzheimer’s and garnered a desire to help from his personal experiences.