The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) is aiming to raise $100,000 in its first in-person IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in York Region since 2019 on Saturday, May 27 at Lake Wilcox Park in Oak Ridges.
After three years of virtual walks, the community is encouraged to come out and walk together to show their support for those impacted by dementia and raise funds to support dementia-specific DAY program services, enriched social work programs, public education and navigation services.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for people living with dementia and their care partners. As a community, we are looking forward to having the opportunity to gather on this scale once again, re-unite and rally around local families, acknowledge the challenges they have overcome in the pandemic and raise funds to ensure we continue to offer vital supports,” said Andrea Ubell, AS York’s director, programs and client services.
The York Region walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Lake Wilcox, Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill. There is no fee to register but pre-registration is required here.
One you register – you can sign up as a team captain, team member or as an individual — start fundraising by sharing your fundraising page and their reasons for walking on social media using the official hashtag #IGWalkForAlz. Reach out to friends, family, neighbours and colleagues (in person and online) to ask for support.
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is in its eighth year as a national event and has raised more than $41 million across the country to fund life-changing Alzheimer Society programs.