Walkers will be stepping out for a great cause on Saturday morning. The Walk for Alzheimer’s event is raising funds to support programs and services in the community that helps those who are battling the disease. The event has raised $100,000 so far with a $300,000 goal. Lindsay Burnham with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories says over 50,000 people have been diagnosed in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. She says raising money and awareness of Alzheimer’s is vital.
“What we always say is we provide help for today, but we also provide hope for tomorrow. That’s through the research. These funds are really important to our organization because we’re not government funded. We get a very small amount of government support through some various grants. The bulk of the support that we receive is from individuals who do this type of fundraising. It’s really important that the community kind of rally behind the cause and do this fundraising for us so that we can help all the individuals along the journey.”
The walks starts at 9am tomorrow by Henderson Lake at the east side parking lot near the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. There is no fee to register.
For more information on the walk you can visit https://alzheimer.ca/ab/en