APPLAUSE: Community's walk for dementia awareness

To the Editor,

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. thanks the 23 communities across British Columbia who raised more than $670,000 through the 2013 Investors Group Walk for Memories.

Thousands of British Columbians joined the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Funds raised at the Walk benefit the Alzheimer Society of B.C., ensuring a provincewide network of programs and support for families faced with the Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The support from Investors Group and our sponsors, donors and volunteers is essential to our mission of supporting the more than 70,000 families in B.C. who face dementia.

We cannot do it alone, and we greatly appreciate the dedication and generosity of Investors Group and the many others who give.

Even though this year’s walk is now a memory, there are still ways to help. To support the society’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, please donate online at, or join or start a walk in your community for 2014.

The next Walk for Memories is Jan. 26, 2014. Registration will be open soon.

Jean Blake


Society of B.C.

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