A past year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s at Bowen Park. The walk is moving online for 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Walk for Alzheimer’s will physically distance online this year

Nanaimo invited to take part in fundraiser for Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Community members are asked to take part in the Walk for Alzheimer’s, not only by taking a stroll, but also by choosing their own route.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is moving online for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and happens Sunday, May 31. The online portion of the event is at 9 a.m., and participants will hear from people across Canada who have been affected by dementia. Those wishing to walk for Alzheimer’s will then be encouraged to move in any way they choose.

“Dementia doesn’t stop and neither do we,” said Maria Howard, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of B.C., in a press release. “Even though the ways we are delivering our programs and services have needed to change, we are still committed to helping British Columbians affected by dementia.”

According to the society, more than 70,000 British Columbians live with dementia.

To register for the virtual walk, visit http://walkforalzheimers.ca. Participants can create a fundraising page to share with friends and family, with proceeds funding programs and services in local communities as well as research into causes and a cure for dementia.

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