Walk for Memories needs you

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is calling for volunteer leaders to help plan and coordinate the Group Walk For Memories.

For nearly 10 years, Central Okanagan residents have joined together on the last Sunday in January to raise money and awareness for families impacted by dementia at the Investors Group Walk For Memories.

Now, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is calling for volunteer leaders to help plan and coordinate this cherished community event in 2013.

“The Investors Group Walk For Memories has long been a grassroots, community-driven event,” said Jean Blake, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“Volunteer committees in communities around the province bring life and heart to the event, which goes a long way to aid the fight against Alzheimer’s disease while honouring local families on the dementia journey.”

Participants join the walk to celebrate the life of someone who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, and to raise money for Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services in their community that can help. Money raised is also invested into research for a cure.

In 2012, the Walk for Memories held in Kelowna raised $28,000.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. organization provides training and ongoing support for Walk for Memories volunteers.

For more information about volunteer positions with the 2013 Investors Group Walk for Memories, contact Janis McKell at JMcKell@alzheimerbc.org or 1-800-667-3742.

For more information about the event itself, visit www.walkformemories.com.

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