Walk for Alzheimer's goes May 5

Flagship fundraiser helps to reduce stigma

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.

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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.

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