The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka is hosting its 21st annual fundraising walk in Muskoka this June and they need your help.
The charitable organization is hoping to raise $29,000 between the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Huntsville (June 1) and the walk in Bracebridge (June 2).
“The Walk for Alzheimer’s is not only a great opportunity for communities to rally around this increasingly prevalent disease, but also a fun way to raise awareness and much-needed funds that can make a world of difference in the lives of those in our community who are affected,” said Trish Soja, resource development coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka.
Today, one out of ten seniors in Ontario is living with this devastating disease but increasingly people in their 40s and 50s are also being affected. Dementia results in more years lived with a disability than stroke, heart disease and all forms of cancer. We need to come together as a community and show our support for those not only living with dementia but their caregivers and family members as well. Soja
With just a couple weeks to go the charity is looking to increase the number of participants registered to walk. Soja would like to see between 50-60 people in Huntsville at Avery Park and 90-100 in Bracebridge at Kerr Park.
The local alzheimer society provides supportive counselling, education, and resources to help those with alzheimers and other dementias and their caregivers impacted by the disease.
“All funds raised at the walks stay in Muskoka and assist in funding crucial programs and support services,” said Soja.
Last year participants raised $27,000 between the two walks.
Registration takes place at 9:30 a.m. and the walk takes place at 10:30 a.m. on both dates.
The walk is the largest fundraiser for the local society.
“Since 1983, the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living in Muskoka and Parry Sound districts living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advancing the search for the cause and cure,” said Soja.
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