Looking for something to do on Sunday?
Pencil this activity into your schedule and participate in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s being hosted at Pippy Park in St. John’s on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. in support of the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
More than 200 participants attended the fundraiser in 2017 and organizers expect the turnout to be larger this year as the event becomes part of the regular calendar for residents of this community and others provincewide and nationwide.
The Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser to aid patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Money raised supports local programs and services that improve quality of life for people living with dementia, and their families, as well as support other activities such as education and public awareness. It will go to support the nearly 9,000 people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Newfoundland and Labrador.
By taking part in the walk, participants make memories matter by sending a message of hope to Canadians currently living with dementia, and thousands more who care for them.
The Pippy Park event is one of 21 events scheduled for the province this year. The walk is an all-ages event, open to the public, and even canine companions are welcome to join.
More than 250 walks take place in communities across Canada each year. In 2017, more than 25,000 walkers participated, collectively raising more than $4.9 million.
The Alzheimer Society mission is to raise public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
In addition, it is a key partner in the development of Canada’s first national dementia strategy, which will enhance research efforts and ensure access to quality care and support for all Canadians affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer Society is a leading Canadian funder of dementia research, and since 1989 it has invested more than $53 million in biomedical and quality-of-life research through the Alzheimer Society Research Program.
Anyone with questions regarding the walk or other programs offered by the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador can contact the provincial office at the following:
Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc.
835 Topsail Road, Unit 107, Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 3J6
Tel: 1-709-576-0608; fax: 1-709-576-0798; toll-free: 1-877-776-0608
Online: www.alzheimer.ca/nl | www.facebook.com/asnl2 | www.twitter.com/asnl2
Or go to the website for more information: www.walkforalzheimers.ca.
Registration starts at 1 p.m. in Pippy Park