The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place in Abbotsford on May 5.  Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place in Abbotsford on May 5. Photo: Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Abbotsford one of 21 B.C. locations for Walk for Alzheimer’s

Local event takes place Sunday, May 5 at Gardner Park

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place Sunday, May 5 in Abbotsford.

The event is held at Gardner Park, with registration at noon and the walk getting underway at 1 p.m.

The walk takes place in 21 locations across B.C. to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

To thank participants for their support, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. has announced an incentive.

For every $100 participants raise online between the time they register and 11:59 p.m. on May 5, they will receive an entry in the draw to win return flights for two to New York City courtesy of Cathay Pacific and $1,000 to spend on accommodation from Visa Gift Cards.

This event is a way British Columbians can celebrate and remember people in their lives who have been affected by dementia.

“The walk is a powerful way for people to come together to reduce the stigma of dementia in their communities and ensure people living with dementia are supported, included and acknowledged,” said Maria Howard, Alzheimer Society of B.C. chief executive officer.

Registration can be done online at walkforalzheimers.ca (full contest terms and conditions are also available there) or in person on the day of the walk.

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