A chance to show people affected by dementia don’t walk alone is a reason to participate in the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam on May 5 according to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
“Stigma reduction is at the core of our movement to create a demential-friendly B.C., where people affected by dementia are welcomed, acknowledged and included,” said Sara Wagner, the society’s Fraser River region manager in a press release.
The walk, sponsored by IG Wealth Management, is the society’s flagship fundraiser and involves team participation.
“Teams are essential to the success of the Walk – not only is being part of a team a fun experience, the friendly competition between teams ensures wonderful energy on the day of the event,” said Wagner.
To set up a team go online to walkforalzheimers.ca. Teams that register before Feb. 28 are eligible for a draw to win a pizza party.