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Alzheimer’s IG Wealth Management Nelson walk raises more than $7,000

By Contributor
June 30th, 2023

The Nelson community rallied their family and friends to raise more than $7,000 in the 2023 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson, presented by Go Auto. 

Online donations will be accepted until July 15, so this number will grow even higher. Funds raised are instrumental in supporting the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to deliver programs and services, including the First Link® Dementia Helpline, as well as enabling research into the causes and cures for dementia for the more than 85,000 people living with dementia in the province.

More than 1,000 people live with dementia in the Kootenay Boundary region, which includes Nelson.

The wonderful turnout was an incredible show of support for fellow community members facing the disease. The family of the Nelson honouree, Dave Wickstrom, graciously shared his story to help reduce stigma associated with the disease and let others on the dementia journey know they are not alone.

 Their courage in sharing their story has been truly inspiring.

Behind the scenes this event is planned, organized and executed by a dedicated volunteer committee made up of Nelson residents, led by Emily Tucker. They worked so hard to make this event possible. Sponsors and donors who lent their support included the local offices and staff of national title sponsor IG Wealth Management.

The provincial Walk patrons – the Cowell Foundation, Lecky Foundation and Aune Foundation – matched donations.

Thanks to the generosity and support of our participants, donors, volunteers, honouree families, sponsors and patrons, we will continue to ensure people affected by dementia are not alone.

If anyone is unable to donate prior to event day and would like to contribute, the Walk website will remain open until July 15.

Please visit or contact 1-604-681-6530.

Anyone interested in helping us build on the incredible success of this year’s event, we are currently recruiting volunteers to organize and implement the 2024 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

To learn more or apply for a volunteer role, visit or contact Matt Brooks at or 1-604-681-6530.

For questions about memory loss or dementia, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline:

  • English: 1-800-936-6033 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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