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Nelson helps make memories matter at the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s

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May 3rd, 2017

Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Nelson, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow.

To show them support, residents of all ages are taking part in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 7 at Nelson Rotary Lakeside Park.

The Walk, in honour of all caregivers, begins at 1 p.m. with registration at 11 a.m.

To thank participants for their support and to maximize their donations, the Society has recently announced an exciting prize and a matching-gift initiative.  

For every $100 participants raise online before 11:59 p.m. on May 6, they will receive an entry in the draw to win a two-night stay at Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites in Ucluelet Harbour, near Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park. 

For every gift made online by May 6, the Society will match the amount with proceeds towards research into the causes and cure.

The Walk will take place in 21 other locations across B.C., and other provinces across the country in a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s ultimate vision is a world without dementia. Until this vision can be realized, we are committed to building a dementia-friendly society: a place where people living with dementia, their families and their caregivers are acknowledged and included.

“By participating and fundraising in a Walk, you will take us a step closer to reaching this vision by helping to ensure that people in our community have access to the support and learning they need to live well with the disease, and by helping enable research into the causes and cure,” says Barbara Lindsay, Director of Advocacy & Education and Marketing & Communications at the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

When you walk, you make memories matter. You honour people who have lived with dementia and acknowledge the work that must be done to ensure help and hope for people living with the disease today. To register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.

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