Join Canadians in a virtual walk for Alzheimer’s

The online event goes May 31

While the world and daily life has shifted as we know it, residents of Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Slocan, Trail and other West Kootenay communities living with dementia still need to access support and education.

To help fund these services locally, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is joining Alzheimer Societies across Canada to bring the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s online.

More than 70,000 British Columbians live with dementia and this number is expected to grow.

“Dementia doesn’t stop and neither do we,” says Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard. “Even though the ways we are delivering our programs and services have needed to change, we are still committed to helping British Columbians affected by dementia. I invite all of you to help us do this by registering and fundraising for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s online.”

Taking place on Sunday, May 31, the online event will start at 9 a.m. and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Participants will hear from people across Canada who are affected by dementia, and will be encouraged to move in a way that works for them.

This could be laps around your yard, a living room dance party or jumping jacks on your balcony.

It’s easy to get involved: visit walkforalzheimers.ca to register to represent your community and get updates about the online Walk experience. You can do your fitness challenge before, during or after the event and create a fundraising page to share with your friends and family.

Proceeds will help fund programs and services to support people living with dementia in your local community. They will also help enable research into the causes of and cure for dementia.

“We know that due to physical distancing, many people are feeling isolated,” says Howard. “We hope that by joining us at the online event, Canadians affected by dementia can connect with each other and honour and remember people in their lives affected by the disease. Now, more than ever, connection is important.”

Show that no matter what the world looks like, you still support people affected by dementia by fundraising and registering today at walkforalzheimers.ca.

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