Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District to host annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District is once again hosting the annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, which takes place on Saturday, May 27th, 2023.
The Walk raises crucial funds that allow the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District to offer programs and services to meet the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers in the SD&G, Prescott & Russell, Cornwall and Akwesasne. The number of people in Canada living with dementia is rising rapidly. By the year 2050, more than 1.7 million people will be living with dementia in Canada. As the number of people affected by dementia increases, so does the need for services. “Over 4,000 people live with dementia in our local communities, with those numbers increasing every year. The need for support has never been greater,” says, Colleen Hill, Interim Executive Director at the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District.
Here’s how to get involved in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and make a positive difference in the lives of people living with dementia and their families:
- Register for your local Walk – sign up as a team captain, team member or as an individual online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca
- Start fundraising – Share your fundraising page and your reasons for walking on social media using the official hashtag #IGWalkForAlz. Reach out to your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues (in person and online) to ask for support.
- Join us on Walk Day on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 – join dedicated people like you, who are committed to helping people living with dementia and caregivers. Get inspired and get moving!
The Walk will take place at the Cornwall Benson Center on Saturday, May 27th, 2023. Registration begins at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Walk. Closing ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. where the top individual, top team, and top care home fundraisers will be announced.