Nobody should walk alone: create a corporate team for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s!
According to a recent survey, more than 50 per cent of the Canadians affected by dementia have experienced stigma or discrimination; for many, it’s a lonely disease. You and your colleagues can help change this. Stand with people affected by dementia by creating a corporate team and participating in one of the 23 Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s events across the province on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
The Walk is a fun way to demonstrate your corporate values, while sending a message of inclusion and hope to the estimated 70,000 British Columbians currently living with dementia as well as the people who care for them. By creating a team for the Walk, your business will be joining a movement and showing leadership. We all can play a role in creating a dementia-friendly society: a place where people living with dementia are welcomed, acknowledged and included.
To view Walk locations near you and set up a team, go to walkforalzheimers.ca and follow the prompts. Need an extra incentive? Teams that raise $500 by February 28 will go into a draw to win $500 worth of Amazon gift cards!
If your company is unable to attend one of the 23 events on Sunday, May 6, consider hosting your own with Walk in a Box! A Walk in a Box is a great option for businesses that would like to host their own event on a small, easy-to-coordinate scale. A Walk in a Box is a self-contained event package with all the instructions and materials required to host and run a small Walk. If you are interested in this option, please contact Glen Mountfield at [email protected] or 604-742-4948.
The funds raised through this event will make a world of difference to people affected by dementia. They will directly fund support, education and learning opportunities so people affected by dementia can live their best lives possible. Funds will also help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look to a world without dementia.
Join us, and make memories matter. For more information, or to register your organization’s team today, click here.