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Alzheimer Society’s Walk for Memories returns to BCIT Aerospace campus

The Investors Group Walk for Memories is set for Sunday, Jan. 26 at the BCIT campus on Sea Island. Michael Tham, seen here with his family Andrew, Patrick and Susa, was honoured at last year’s walk in Richmond.  - Amanda Oye file photo
The Investors Group Walk for Memories is set for Sunday, Jan. 26 at the BCIT campus on Sea Island. Michael Tham, seen here with his family Andrew, Patrick and Susa, was honoured at last year’s walk in Richmond.
— image credit: Amanda Oye file photo

A fundraising walk for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is set for Sunday, Jan. 26 at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus.

The Investors Group Walk for Memories in Richmond-South Delta is dedicated to Elizabeth Stewart. A 66-year-old native of Scotland, Stewart started her journey with Alzheimer’s disease as a caregiver to her parents.

At age 60, Stewart herself started to show signs of the disease. Three years later the Delta mother of three was diagnosed.

She continues to live with the disease today, with support from the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

According to the society, 70,000 British Columbians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Age is the greatest known risk factor—the risk doubles every five years after the age of 65.

The society provides support, information and education to families impacted by dementia through its network of 19 resource centres.

The walk takes place 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the BCIT campus, 3800 Cessna Dr. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information and to register, visit walkformemories.com or call 1-800-667-3742.

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