(L-r) Pictured participating in the 2019 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Barriere is Thompson Nicola Regional District Area ‘O’ Director and Board Vice-Chair Bill Kershaw, with District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer. (Elli Kohnert photo)

(L-r) Pictured participating in the 2019 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Barriere is Thompson Nicola Regional District Area ‘O’ Director and Board Vice-Chair Bill Kershaw, with District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer. (Elli Kohnert photo)

Join Walk For Alzheimer’s online celebration, Sunday, May 30

This coming Sunday, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be joining Alzheimer Societies across Canada to celebrate the people who have raised funds and awareness for community members affected by dementia in an online celebration at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 30.

Local communities are no stranger to this annual fundraiser. In a 13 year period up to and including 2019, the amazing total of $103,334 was raised thanks to the dedication and hard work of a core group of volunteers from the Barriere and Clearwater areas.

The 2020 Walk was held virtually due to COVID-19 regulations, and this Sunday’s 2021 event will also be virtual.

The online celebration will be streamed on the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Facebook page (@AlzheimerBC) and on walkforalzheimers.ca.

Everyone is invited to join the online celebration, which showcases the stories of people who are affected by dementia from across the country.

“From walking to cycling to dancing, British Columbians have been moving to ensure the Alzheimer Society of B.C. can provide support and education for people living with dementia and their caregivers,” says Cathryn France, Director of Resource Development at the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“It’s inspiring to know that, from coast to coast to coast, there is a movement of people committed to ensuring that Alzheimer Societies across the country can continue to support Canadians affected by dementia, especially at such a crucial time.”

France says, “It’s not too late to support the event – and there are a number of incentives to do so, including a matching campaign, a contest for fundraisers and an online auction featuring a hockey stick signed by Bo Horvat, hotel stays, winery tours and more. To register and to learn more, visit: walkforalzheimers.ca.

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