2021 Walk for Alzheimer's


This year's virtual walk takes place Saturday, May 29. #IGWalkforAlz

Four photos of 2020 participants of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Register today for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's and raise awareness and funds for York Region residents impacted by dementia.

Register today. AS York used to host two walks in the spring - one in Georgina and one in Richmond Hill. While this year's walk is virtual, people can still register for either walk to raise money for York Region residents impacted by dementia.

Town of Georgina walk

Town of Richmond Hill walk




Walk 17,000 steps - one step for every York Region resident impacted by dementia.

That is the goal for this year's IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. Participants for the virtual walk are encouraged on Saturday, May 29 to walk a step for family, friends and neighbours impacted by dementia.

You can walk it all on May 29 or throughout the course of your fundraising efforts. Or create a team, with each team member's steps adding up to 17,000. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.

When you are walking and raising funds for AS York, remember to tag us on social media: Twitter , Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #IGWalkforAlz , #AlzStepChallenge and #OurConnectionsMatter .

Don't forget to send us your pictures of your activities. We would love to share them on social media, our website and enewsletters. Email pictures to Lisa Day, communications and fund development coordinator, [email protected]

This year's Honorary Family is Bruce and David Rhodes. Read their story here.

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In the past, AS York hosted two walks in the spring: one in Jackson's Point in the Town of Georgina and the other in Richmond Hill. You can register for either walk to ensure your donations help family, friends and neighbours living in York Region. 

To register for the Town of Georgina walk, click here

To register for the Richmond Hill walk, click here.

Great news: Individuals who raise more than $500 during the walk, will be mailed a copy of our Hearts Linked by Courage, Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey book. Click here to learn more.

Sponsorships are available. Contact Carol Dowell, events coordinator, at 905-726-3477, ext. 244 or [email protected]

Walk to #makememoriesmatter . Who are you walking for? We would love to hear your story. Email Lisa at [email protected]

Click here for a PDF version of this calendar.

Blue calendar for May with various active graphics with challenge for each day of the week.


Watch our video about the #IGWalkforAlz.



Thank you to our sponsors:

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Media sponsor

Logo for 105.9 The Region

Walk Champion

Logo for IG Private Wealth Management de Hart & Associates

Pace Setter

Logo for Rogers Communications


Chartwell Retirement Residences

ComForCare Franchise Systems, LLC

Fundraise and participate

Thank you for supporting York Region residents impacted by dementia. By hosting an event, participating in an Alzheimer Society of York Region's event, raising awareness or donating, you are ensure programs and services are available to those who need them.

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Share your story

"Sharing your story isn't easy. But it is powerful. It has the power to change perceptions, encourage understanding and provide hope to others." Laura Greenstein

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A collage of photos of people who have shared their story with AS York.

Hearts Linked by Courage book

Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey is a collection of stories by York Region residents impacted by dementia and is now available to purchase (book arrives Dec. 3). Thank you to the Carswell Family Foundation for making this book a possibility.

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Front cover of AS York's book from I C Publishing of a grey butterfly on a forget-me-not flower