People take part in the Walk for Alzheimer’s in Abbotsford in 2017. This year’s event in Chilliwack is on Sunday, May 3. (John Morrow/ Black Press file)

Step up and support people affected by dementia with Alzheimer walk in Chilliwack

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser will take place at the Landing Sports Centre

It’s time to step up and support people living with dementia, Chilliwack.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is coming up in May and teams are needed to raise money locally.

Only 20 per cent of British Columbians surveyed believe their community provides adequate support to help people affected by dementia.

Chilliwack residents can help the Alzheimer Society of B.C. change this by registering a team in the upcoming walk. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser and it will take place on Sunday, May 3 at Landing Sports Centre.

It is a pet-friendly walk and the distance is up to the participant.

It provides a meaningful way for Chilliwack residents to celebrate and remember people in their lives who have been affected by dementia and raise critical funds and awareness within the community.

“Seeing members of the community of all ages with their own unique stories come together and take part in the Walk is a highlight of our year,” says Sara Wagner, manager of regional services for the Fraser Region at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “Showing your support by entering a team makes such a difference in the fight to create a dementia-friendly community and help to find a cure.”

Funds raised at the Walk for Alzheimer’s will help the Alzheimer Society of B.C. provide support and education programs that directly benefit Chilliwack residents.

The Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. (registration is at 1 p.m.) at the Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Ave.). Or to set up a team, go to walkforalzheimers.ca and follow the prompts.

Thos who can’t make it on Sunday, May 3 but would like to help can host their own walk with their office, school or community group with Walk in a Box.

For more info email Ron Angell at chilliwackwalkchair@alzheimerbc.org.

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