By Margaret Houben
If you haven’t gotten your ticket for the Walk For Alzheimer’s Raffle, you are running out of time.
The Barriere Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place this Sunday, May 7, at the Fall Fair Hall at 877 Barriere Lakes Road. Doors open for registration at 10 a.m. and the Walk begins at 11 a.m.
The route will be from the Fall Fair Hall down Barriere Lakes Road to the corner by the high school, then a sharp right to go up Dunn Lake Road to the main Fall Fair grounds entrance by the North Thompson Agriplex, then through the grounds back to the Fall Fair Hall.
Helpful volunteers will be wearing bright blue t-shirts that were donated by the provincial sponsors of the Walk.
Co-chairs, Liz Gilbertson and Margaret Houben, say they are looking forward to seeing everyone turnout to join in celebrate Barriere’s 10th Walk For Alzheimer’s.
Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Barriere, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow. This year’s Walk in Barriere is in honour of Joyce Harrington.
To thank participants for their support and to maximize their donations, the Alzheimer’s Society has recently announced an exciting prize and a matching-gift initiative. For every $100 participants raise online before 11:59 p.m. on May 6, they will receive an entry in the draw to win a two-night stay at Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites in Ucluelet Harbour, near Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park. For every gift made online by May 6, the Society will match the amount with proceeds towards research into the causes and cure.
The Walk will take place in 21 other locations across B.C., and other provinces across the country in a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s ultimate vision is a world without dementia. Until this vision can be realized, we are committed to building a dementia-friendly society: a place where people living with dementia, their families and their caregivers are acknowledged and included.
When you walk, you make memories matter.
You honour people who have lived with dementia and acknowledge the work that must be done to ensure help and hope for people living with the disease today.
To register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.