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The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is enormously proud of its IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, which has been an instrumental fundraiser to support people affected by dementia.

The event is an opportunity for people to remember and celebrate people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising funds to support people living with the disease today and to enable research into the causes and cure for the disease.

While the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is moving away from in-person events due to COVID-19, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to assure participants and supporters that the event has not been cancelled.

There are exciting plans in development on how we can bring communities and individuals together virtually on Sunday, May 3 – more will be shared in the coming weeks about how you can get involved.

“Our first priority is the safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and their family and friends,” says Cathryn France, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Director of Resource Development.  

“The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is our biggest fundraising event of the year and the funds raised allow us to provide critical programs and services. We are committed to coming together and having this event go ahead in a different way, perhaps virtually. Please stay tuned for more information, but keep May 3 free in your calendar.”

This decision was informed by the latest recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

“We are so grateful to the generosity and support of all of our volunteers, participants, sponsors and donors who have contributed to this event so far,” says Cathryn, “Due to your tireless energy and contributions, together, we make a real difference to people in our province affected by dementia.”

More information about the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and how you can attend will be available within the coming weeks. Even though it will look different, the event will undoubtedly remain a chance to honour and celebrate people affected by dementia.

The Society’s First Link® dementia support activities provide support and education for people who are affected by dementia – and it will be crucially important for British Columbian families affected by dementia to feel connected and supported in the coming days.