Walk for Alzheimer’s getting set to march on new date

This year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held at the Cowichan Sportsplex on May 1.

This year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held at the Cowichan Sportsplex on May 1.

Approximately 70,000 British Columbians are currently living with dementia.

Canadians are living longer and age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.

The Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fund raiser for the disease.

Funds raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families.

The funds also go towards education and awareness activities.

Registration for the event begins at 10 a.m. on May 1, and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

Light refreshments will be provided and BBQ by donation.

There will be a number of fundraisers held in the lead-up to the walk.

They include:

• April 9 – BBQ at Thrifty’s in Mill Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• April 10 – Burger and beer fundraiser at Jake’s at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• April 16- BBQ at Country Grocer in  Cobble Hill from           11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• April 17 – Burger and beer fundraiser at the Cowichan Bay Pub from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Loree I’anson at goldenpond@shaw.ca or call 250-749-6778.

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