Lemonade stand raises more than $200 to fight Alzheimer’s

A young Chilliwack girl decides to put her entrepreneurial talents to work helping raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease.

Seven-year-old Magdelyn Epp is joined by her sister Lucy and friend Emerson Provost (centre) at the lemonade stand she set up Wednesday to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Seven-year-old Magdelyn Epp is joined by her sister Lucy and friend Emerson Provost (centre) at the lemonade stand she set up Wednesday to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

When seven-year-old Magdelyn Epp learned about the terrible toll Alzheimer’s can take on someone, she wanted to help.

Magdelyn had asked her mom, Heidi about the disease after seeing a story in the Chilliwack Progress about the upcoming “Make Memories Matter” walk, and walk honoree Ray Klapprat.

She said she wanted to do something to help the man “who has a disease that takes his memories.”

After creating her own flyers and alerting her Promontory neighbours, she opened her lemonade stand to donations, raising over $200 in just one day.

The Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s, meanwhile, is set for Sunday, May 1 at the Landing Sports Centre, 45530 Spadina Ave. Registration is at 1 p.m., with the walk taking place from 2-4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca or contact local Walk Chair Ron Angell at 604-845-4374 or rdangell@telus.net.

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