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Walk for Memories to support Alzheimer Society of B.C.

One in three Canadians know someone with Alzheimer’s disease—who do you know who’s been affected? Show your support on Jan. 27  by registering today for the Investors Group Walk for Memories, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

During a leisurely stroll through the BCIT aviation building, walkers will encounter interactive displays, live music and a chance to win two airline tickets from Westjet.

Unlike any other walk, Richmond’s Walk for Memories will take on the appearance of a fun indoor festival, destined to create lasting memories for all participants with Global TV’s Mark Madryga as MC. Register on line at alzheimerbc.org or at BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus, 3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond and join friends and family from 10 a.m. til 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. This year’s honouree is Richmond’s Michael Tham.

“He is not the person he used to be —active, energetic and social,” says his son Patrick Tham. “These days, he is more quiet and tires easily.  He doesn’t seem to want to do much.  Except for one thing.  When he’s at Alzheimer Society of BC’s Minds in Motion program, he smiles and laughs (along with Mum) a lot more than at home.

“Whether it’s tossing and passing balls during fitness hour, or playing Jenga during social hour, my Dad and Mum are transformed by this simple yet effective god-send of a program.”

The Walk is held in 23 communities around the province in January, national Alzheimer Awareness Month, to raise funds for people in our community who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

More than 70,000 British Columbians are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and if we don’t act now, that number could more than double within a generation.

For more information visit www.walkformemories.com or call Marco Goco at 604-270-7700 ext 241.

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