The Rotary Club of St. Maarten concluded the three month Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign on World Alzheimer’s Day September 21st.
The Project done in cooperation with the SMAF (St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Foundation) was able to bring the message of Alzheimer’s to the community of St. Maarten with 500 posters, 1000 T-shirts, 2 newspaper ads,1 billboard, 4 TV ads, 12 press releases, 3 TV Talkshows, 3 Radio Talkshows, and 17 different radio PSA’s (Public Service Announcements) on 7 radio stations which aired just under 3000 times. There are so many to thank and we will do so accordingly, however we would like to thank the SMAF who inspired us to do this project and the media without who’s cooperation this would not be possible. The campaign included a fundraising component. Through the sale of the Alzheimer’s T-shirts the Rotary Club of St. Maarten was able to meet its commitment made by the committee chairperson Maria Buncamper-Molanus during the launch on June 15th.
Presenting the check of USD 5000, were members of the Rotary Alzheimer’s Awareness Committee and president of the club of St. Maarten Rebecca Low.On hand to receive the donation were Patricia Krolis and Raymond Jessurun of the SMAF. The funds will be used to further enhance the understanding of the disease on the island and in particular among the general practitioners for whom a work shop will be organized. "We thank the general public for being so receptive and responsive to this project, this is what motivates community service organizations like Rotary to continue serving": concludes Committee chairperson Maria Buncamper-Molanus.