IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's 2020
Tillsonburg: Saturday, January 18th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Woodstock: Saturday, January 25th, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Canadians are living longer and age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Across the country, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. By 2031 (just 11 years away), this figure is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 percent.
We still don’t understand the causes. And we have yet to find a cure.
By walking you can be part of the solution. You can honour the memory of those who are no longer with us and support our work to help people who have dementia now, live well.
In Oxford County alone, over 2000 people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Money raised at our Walks make a significant difference to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families, friends and caregivers in Oxford County. The Alzheimer Society of Oxford receives approximately 59% of its funding through the Local Health Integration Network.
The remaining 41% ($460,000.00) has to be raised locally to offer the wide variety of programs and services the Alzheimer Society provides.
2019 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s - You raised over $183,500!
Walkers at the 2019 Walk for Alzheimer’s knocked it out of the park and raised an amazing $183,500!
This represents the most ever raised at the Walk in Oxford County. Our walkers, sponsors and donors can take great pride in the way they supported the Walk for Alzheimer’s in 2019 which sent a big, bold and beautiful message to our clients that they are cared about, they are not alone and that their community is behind them. The money raised at the Walk makes a significant difference in the Alzheimer Society’s ability to provide services in Oxford County.
Below are just a few examples of how your fundraising made a difference:
- Almost 1,000 clients received 4325 visits with Family Support Workers
- 55 clients received over 1396 hours of companionship by volunteers in our Volunteer Companion Program
- 418 education sessions and support groups were delivered to our clients and the general public
Looking for something fun to do? Come walk with us!
Activities taking place at the Walks:
- Silent Auction
- New: Forget Me Not Wall
- Add to our wall with a picture of the person you are walking for or in memory of. Consider writing a story or memory of that person you would like to share on the wall.
- Lights of Hope
- Group Challenge
- Family Fun
- Face Painting
- New: Photo Booth
- Balloon Animals and New Games for Kids
- Passport to Healthier Brain Activities
- Complimentary Mini Massages
- Complimentary Food
Walk as a Team or IndividuallyWalking as an individual? Click here for some fundraising tips and tools!
Walking as part of a team? Click here for some team fundraising tips!
Personal Walk for Alzheimer's
Can't make our Walks? Develop your own. Brave the weather, walk in your workplace or at a community venue. Select a day and time, and make it work for you. Contact us for more details.
Walker Wall of Fame
Every single walker makes a difference to our success. Some of our walkers have been walking for a number of years and some raise hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year. The Walker Wall of Fame is a special recognition to individuals who have raised at least $7,000.00 over the time they have participated in the Walk. Please take time to see the faces and read about what inspires these individuals to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Oxford.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
The Alzheimer Society of Oxford relies on the generosity of local businesses to sponsor our IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. We encourage you to support those businesses that support our mission!
Click here to read more about why our sponsors are involved in the Walk for Alzheimer’s.