Walk for Memories raises Alzheimer’s funds

The annual event in Chilliwack collects money for the Alzheimer Society.

This year’s Investors Group Walk for Memories will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29 indoors at the Landing Sports Centre at 45530 Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack. Registration is at 1 p.m., and the walk is from 2-4 p.m.

The walk is a fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer Society, and is a regional event for an area that stretches from Abbotsford/Mission to Hope.

Participants are invited to register early and get their pledges online, through the website www.walkformemories.com. There is no cost to register. Donors will receive tax receipts automatically by email, for donations of $15 or more.

Funds raised through the walk go to support people whose lives have been impacted by dementia, and toward research for a cure.

There are prizes for fundraisers, from cooler bags to a $75 Tim Horton’s gift card.

This year’s walk is dedicated to Richard Kostrzewa. He is a retired school bus driver, and the husband of Dorothy, a long-time Chilliwack city councillor. He was a dedicated athlete, who won B.C. Seniors Games medals for swimming.

He is now one of more than 70,000 individuals in B.C. living with dementia.