People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)

People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo residents asked to ‘walk their own way’ for Alzheimer’s

Month-long self-paced fitness challenge supports Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Nanaimo residents can join thousands of British Columbians walking their own way for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Participants are invited to set a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. Participants are encouraged to get creative and ensure their plans to participate adhere to provincial health guidelines.

The society is also running a promotion to recognize fundraisers’ work. For every $100 participants raise between the time they register and 11:59 p.m. on May 30, they will receive one entry in a draw to win a $1,000 Visa gift card.

Residents unable to take part can support the event by registering for an online auction at http://alzbc.org/auction. Auction items include a hockey stick signed by Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat, hotel stays, winery tours and more and runs until noon, May 31.

An online celebration on the society’s Facebook account will be held at May 30 at 4 p.m. to officially end the month of activity.

“We are so grateful to everyone who has registered for the walk so far, and are impressed by the adaptability and innovation they have displayed when it comes to supporting British Columbians on the dementia journey,” said Cathryn France, director of resource development at the Alzheimer Society of B.C., in a press release. “The funds they raise are instrumental to ensuring that people affected by dementia have the tools to live their best life possible. With dementia numbers rising, more supports are needed, and we urge all Nanaimo residents to consider taking part in this event.”

To learn more about the event, or to register and start fundraising, visit http://walkforalzheimers.ca.



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