Join your hearts and join a team in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's
“Now join your hands, and with your hands, your hearts.”
- King Henry V, William Shakespeare
February is often a time to celebrate and remember loved ones. If you have been personally touched by dementia, it’s the perfect time to join your hearts and join a team to participate in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's. The event is Canada's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and will take place in 22 communities across British Columbia on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
The Walk is a fun and family-friendly event and is unique to each community. Each Walk is dedicated to an honouree – someone who has been affected by dementia. While you can walk in honour of your community's honouree, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. also encourages all walkers to walk in honour or memory of someone in their lives that has faced dementia.
“Teams are incredibly important to this event.” Says Jennifer Cameron, Events Officer at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “ Many Walk teams include people living with dementia, care partners, or those with a personal connection to the disease on them, so walking on a team with friends and family is a very powerful and meaningful experience. It helps all of us who have been touched by dementia feel, in a very tangible way, that we are not alone and that we can make a difference.”
Creating or joining a team is easy. Simply go to walkforalzheimers.ca, select your community from the pull down menu and follow the prompts. Teams that raise over $250 between February 1 and March 14 will be entered to win $500 in Air Canada gift cards!Funds raised at the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s stay in the province and support programs, education and services in your community and across B.C. They will also contribute towards awareness activities and research into the causes of and cure for dementia. Last year in B.C. the event raised over $813,000!
When you walk, you make memories matter. You honour those who have passed and acknowledge the work that must be done to ensure help and hope for those living with the disease today. For more information or to register today click here.