Get walking and help those with Alzheimer disease

The annual Investors Group Walk For Memories will take place in Barriere, on Jan. 25, 2015

Investors Group Walk for Memories area rep Liz Gilbertson was set up in the foyer of Barriere AG Foods recently handing out pledge sheets and selling raffle tickets for the fundraiser Walk on Jan. 25.

Investors Group Walk for Memories area rep Liz Gilbertson was set up in the foyer of Barriere AG Foods recently handing out pledge sheets and selling raffle tickets for the fundraiser Walk on Jan. 25.

The annual Investors Group Walk For Memories will take place in Barriere, on Jan. 25, 2015, starting from the Barriere Senior’s Hall.  Registration starts at 10 a.m., with the Walk at 11 a.m. and refreshments, prizes and socializing until 1 p.m.

Now is the time to start fundraising to help support the more than 70,000 British Colombians who have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia; 10,000 of these people are under the age of 65.

Funds raised through the Investors Group Walk for Memories also benefits people in the community of Barriere and area whose lives have been touched by the disease.  This year’s Walk is dedicated to a long time local resident, Kay Zerr.

Funds raised also go towards research for the causes and the cure.

Investors Group Walk for Memories area rep is Liz Gilbertson, and she is out and about, handing out pledge sheets for the Walk, and also selling raffle tickets with the draw for prizes taking place the day of the Walk at the Senior’s Hall.

“Three raffle prizes are donated by local supporters,” said Gilbertson, “The Barriere Alzheimer’s Group has strong support in our community and we are hoping that this year’s Investors Group Walk For Memories in B.C. will be as successful as previous ones.  The funds raised for the Alzheimer Society Of BC will  also benefit families in our community who have been impacted by the disease.”

If you would like to find out more about the Walk, or how you can donate online, go to: www.walkformemories.com.

Find out more about Alzheimer’s disease at: www.alzheimerbc.org.