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Walk for Alzheimer’s reunites, and rallies families impacted by dementia

After three years of virtual walks, members of the community will finally have an opportunity to walk together to show their support for those impacted by dementia and raise funds to support dementia-specific DAY program services, enriched social work programs, public education, and navigation services.

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) is hosting the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in York Region on May 27.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for people living with dementia and their care partners,” says Andrea Ubell, AS York’s Director, Programs & Client Services. “As a community, we are looking forward to having the opportunity to gather on this scale once again, re-unite and rally around local families, acknowledge the challenges they have overcome in the pandemic and raise funds to ensure we continue to offer vital supports.”

The York Region Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Lake Wilcox Park (near Bayview Avenue and Bethesda Sideroad) and aims to raise $100,000 to ensure the critical programs and services delivered at AS York are available when families turn to the society for support. Check-in takes place at the Oak Ridges Community Centre at 8 a.m.

There are 180 people currently registered and $30,000 raised to date. Now is the time to register, dust off those walking shoes and fundraise. There is no fee to register but pre-registration is required.

Since its inception eight years ago, the national event has raised more than $41 million across the country to fund life-changing Alzheimer’s Society programs.

Join other dedicated people, who are committed to helping people living with dementia and caregivers. Get inspired and get moving. Those wishing to participate can register at www.walkforalzheimers.ca

 

 

 

 

 

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