Are you one of the two-thirds of British Columbians who have known someone living with dementia? If you are living with dementia or know someone else who is, you can show your support for them by registering for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of BC takes place at the Nelson Rotary Lakeside Park on Sunday at 11 a.m. The walk itself starts at noon.
The event provides an opportunity to remember or honour people in our lives who have been touched by dementia, while fundraising to support those living with the disease today. Each of the 21 events across B.C. is dedicated to an honouree – an individual or group affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. This year the Nelson walk honours Cheryl Maglio-Foote.
Funds raised at the walk support programs, education and services in our community and across the province. They will also help enable research into the causes of and cure for dementia.
“It is a very easy walk around the park,” says organizer Simon Grypma. “We encourage people to bring all members of their families, from infants to seniors and everyone in between. We encourage people to create a walk team.”
To double your impact and support people, register at walkforalzheimers.ca.