Applauding our Walk volunteers this National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, we are showcasing stories shared by volunteers and Society staff about how volunteers have made a difference for people living with dementia.

Last year, more than 680 volunteers helped to make the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s possible! Their efforts helped create an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone involved and helped raise over $1 million to support people affected by dementia in B.C. 

Janet Hutzul, Development Officer for Events at the Society, explains why event volunteers are so essential: “The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is the Society’s flagship fundraiser, traditionally taking place in more than 20 communities across B.C. What some people may not know is that each of these events is organized by an amazing local volunteer committee. These volunteers are incredibly motivated, dedicated and passionate! They are integral to the success of our Walks and they help us fulfill our mission of supporting people affected by dementia. We simply could not do it without them and we are eternally grateful for their commitment and generosity.” 

Every day during National Volunteer Week, we will share our volunteer’s favourite moments, experiences and memories. Keep visiting our website or follow us this week on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to read more and share your own experiences! #NVW2020 #CheersToVolunteers 

Want to learn more?

This year’s IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held on Sunday, May 31. All Alzheimer Societies across Canada have united to bring this year’s event to you online. It will be broadcast live at 9 a.m. PDT and accessible from anywhere that has an internet connection. To find out more and register, visit the Walk website.

Last Updated: 04/22/2020