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  Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 

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Time to create teams for the Alzheimer's Walk May 6, prizes to be won

By Gord Woodward, ASBC/Voicde file photo


Alzheimer's 2012 honouree.


ccording to a recent survey, more than 50 per cent of the Canadians affected by dementia have felt stigmatized or discriminated against; for many, itís a lonely disease. Fraser Valley residents can help change this. Show them you stand with them by creating a team and participating in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimerís on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Fraser Valley Walk will take place at Landing Sports Center at 1pm.

The Walk is a fun and family-friendly way to create a movement, while sending a message of inclusion and hope to the estimated 70,000 British Columbians currently living with dementia, and the people who care for them. The Walk will take place in 23 locations across the province. Each Walk is dedicated to an honouree Ė someone who has been affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. The Fraser Valley Walk will honour the Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic. Participants are also encouraged to walk in honour or memory of someone in their lives who has faced dementia. One powerful way to do this is as a team.

"Teams bring so much energy, meaning and passion to the Walk. They motivate and inspire each other to fundraise, and itís so touching to see them unite together to remember someone who has been affected by dementia. We urge people to consider creating a team for the Walk. You will be creating a movement to show people on the dementia journey that they do not have to walk alone," says Sara Wagner, who is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.ís Manager of Regional Services for the Fraser region.

The Walk aims to inspire Chilliwack residents to unite to create a world without dementia. To set-up a team, simply go to walkforalzheimers.ca and follow the prompts. Need an extra incentive? Teams that raise $500 as a team by February 28 will go into a draw to win $500 worth of Amazon gift cards.

Wilkinson family were 2010 Alzheimer's honours.

The funds raised through the event will make a world of difference to people affected by dementia in Chilliwack. They will directly fund support, education and learning opportunities so people affected by dementia can live their best lives possible. Funds will also help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look to a world without dementia.

By participating in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimerís you will truly be making a difference. By creating a team, you will create a community of courage that will change the face of the disease. Join us, and make memories matter. For more information, or to register today, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.


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