For the second year in a row, participants walked their own way in more than 300 communities across the country – hiking, running, cycling, doing yoga, and of course, walking. They got active and displayed tremendous creativity.
Together they raised $5.2 million to support life-changing programs offered through the Alzheimer Society. Programs such as counselling, respite care, education and support groups make all the difference in the way people living with dementia and caregivers navigate the complexities of the disease.
This year, close to 1000 people participated in the walk in large cities and small rural areas across Canada, and joined an online celebration that featured the personal stories of walk participants coast to coast.
“We know that the pandemic has increased the sense of isolation and stress for people living with dementia and as well as for their caregivers,” said Ronan Ryan, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Canada. “They need our support now more than ever."
"We are so grateful to the people who came together in record numbers, walking for their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other loved ones; and to IG Wealth Management for being true champions in the face of this disease. The donations raised through the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will allow the Alzheimer Society to continue to provide crucial support for people, throughout their journey with dementia.”
“It’s inspiring to see so many Canadians rally together to support those affected by dementia during this uniquely challenging time,” said Damon Murchison, President and CEO of IG Wealth Management. “I’m especially proud that all of our IG offices from coast-to-coast participated in this year’s walk."
"As an organization, IG is committed to making a difference in the lives of Canadians with dementia and we are thrilled to support the Alzheimer Society as they continue to work tirelessly to meet the growing demand for their services.”
To learn more about the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and how to get involved, visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca.