The 2012 Investors Group Walk for Memories will be on Jan. 29, at the Barriere Senior’s Centre (4431 Barriere Town Road) starting with registration at 10 a.m. The Walk will start at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a lunch.
More than 70,000 British Columbians have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and approximately 10,000 of them are under the age of 65. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. strives to reduced the risk by actively promoting ways to keep the brain healthy; help families faced with living with dementia build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with the disease; challenge the stigma associated with dementia; influence public policy to reflect the issues and realities of dementia to better support families impacted by the disease; and support research to find effective treatments and a cure.
Besides raising awareness about Alzheimers, doing the Walk has other perks – when $100 or more is raised in pledges by any individual (or group), there are prizes – totes, blankets, gift cards and more. For more information or to get a pledge form, go online to www.walkformemories.com.
This year’s Walk is dedicated to NT Valley resident Mackenzie Livingstone.