The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s goes online on May 31

Event held every year in Abbotsford now raising funds through virtual event

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s that was originally scheduled to take place in Abbotsford on May 3, long with 21 other locations across the province, moves to an online format on Sunday, May 31.

The event at walkforalzheimers.ca begins at 9 a.m.

Participants will hear from people across Canada who are affected by dementia, and will be encouraged to move in a way that works for them. This could be laps around the yard, a living room dance party or jumping jacks on their balcony.

Participants register online and create a fundraising page to share with their friends and family. They can do their fitness challenge before, during or after the event.

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Proceeds help fund programs and services to support people living with dementia in local communities.

“Dementia doesn’t stop and neither do we,” says Maria Howard, CEO of Alzheimer Society of B.C. “Even though the ways we are delivering our programs and services have needed to change, we are still committed to helping British Columbians affected by dementia.”

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