Friday, March 1, 2013
The Long and Winding Road
Alzheimer's Walk 'a good step on the dementia journey'
Submitted by Ron Angel for ASBC honouree Vi Hoyt & family
diagnosis of dementia is hard to hear.
We turned to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for support, information, and education. Living with the disease publicly as the Hoyt family has done for the Fraser Valley 2013 Investors Group Walk for Memories, one of the Society’s signature fundraising events, was a new experience for our family. But we felt it was important.
Vi and Ted Hoyt cut the ribbon to start the 2013 Walk for Memories in January.
Participating in the Walk was a good step for us on the
dementia journey. Not only were we helping to raise awareness about the
disease, but we were also helping to raise funds to ensure other families
have support on the journey, and so that research can one day eliminate this
heartbreaking illness altogether.
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