More than 3,000 Walkers in 114 communities across eastern Canada raise over $835,000 online so far!
My mother passed away in 2013, but I have been doing the walk each year since 2008 to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, and to try to address the stigma associated with it. If your family member or friend has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s, talk about it. There are are others in the same situation. Attending an Alzheimer Walk will greatly help you know you are not alone.
Walking is no longer just a fundraiser. It’s an annual tribute – honouring the memory of someone who meant the world to you or supporting a friend in need. There are still two weekends of walks left before they head west during January, Alzheimer Awareness month. Be sure to visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca to register for a Walk in your community or show your support online.
And don’t forget to join us on social media for the Still Alice/#WhyIWalk contest. Visit our contest post on Facebook and comment with the reason you participate with hashtag #WhyIWalk. You could win one of 10 Still Alice gift packs courtesy of Sony Home Entertainment, including a DVD copy of the film, book and bookmark!
“When my Dad was passing, it broke my heart that he was alone. We were with him 24/7, but in his mind he was alone, he didn't know us. I'll think about that as long as I live. No one should have to suffer with this disease and lose so much of their life to it. If I can raise enough money to help one research program run one test, I will feel that I have made a difference for finding a way to prevent it, or a cure.”
Last Updated: 09/23/15