The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is encouraging Barriere and other North Thompson residents to show people affected by dementia their support by registering and fundraising for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The event is the Society’s largest fundraiser. This year, participants are encouraged to walk their own way throughout May, before joining together for an online celebration on Sunday, May 30.
Participants are encouraged to participate in honour of people in their own lives who have been affected by dementia. They can also walk for the event’s dedicated honourees in Barriere and elsewhere in the Valley: all of the caregivers in the community.
Each year communities across B.C. choose to honour someone special through the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The honoree could be an individual or group of people who have been affected by dementia, or who have valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease.
The Walk in Barriere honors all caregivers in order to bring attention to and show appreciation for the tremendous work they undertake.
“Everyone plays a role in making our communities more supportive and inclusive for people affected by dementia – and that means taking the time to support our caregivers, the quiet heroes making life better for people living with the disease every day,” says Tara Hildebrand, a Support and Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
“Reach out and offer your help. Let them know you’re there to listen. It’s something we can all give back to the caregivers in our lives.”
Funds raised for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s help support the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s programs and services. To register for the Walk, participants can visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca, choose Barriere on the list of communities, and create a fundraising page to share with friends and family.
No matter where or when they walk (in accordance with current public health orders), participants will make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.