This year’s 2021 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s raised more than $51,000 in online donations for the Walk from participants from Kamloops and Barriere.
They joined thousands of other in communities across the province and walked their own way during the month of May to show support for people affected by dementia.
May 30 marked an online celebration of the month-long activity to hear stories form people who are affected by dementia across Canada.
The funds raised will support education sessions, support groups and the First Link Dementia Helpline.
They will also provide funding for a continued expansion of digital support, as well as enabling research into the causes and cure for the disease.
This year’s strong organizing committee was important to garnering local support and awareness for the event.
Local honouree families also were instrumental in allowing their stories to be told to help raise awareness.
The keystone event is possible due to the strong support from sponsors and donors.
IG Wealth Management continues be the title sponsor locally and provincially, Cowell Auto Group is the title event sponsor.
For questions about memory loss or dementia, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline: English: 1-800-936-6033 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m.)
Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.)
Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)