Thanks for stepping toward an end to Alzheimer’s disease

letter to the editor from Mark Madryga - Thanks for stepping toward an end to Alzheimer’s disease

To the editor;

I would like to thank all British Columbians who took part in the 2014 Investors Group Walk for Memories on Jan. 26, 2014.

This year’s Walk, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C., took place in 23 communities across B.C.

Walkers, volunteers, sponsors and donors have all made a difference for people in our community who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating, but it also brings relief. To the 15,000 people in B.C. who develop dementia each year, an early diagnosis opens the door to care and treatment that helps those impacted remain active, independent and help them to take control of their lives and plan ahead.

I am proud to be the Honorary Provincial Walk Chair of this event that plays an important role in helping increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the importance of early diagnosis.

See you at next year’s Walk on Jan. 25, 2015!

Mark Madryga,

Honorary Provincial Walk Chair