More than 60 per cent of Canadians who have a personal experience with dementia have reported being ignored or dismissed.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is inviting Burnaby residents to come together and join them in changing this by registering a team at the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, on Sunday, May 5 at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion.
The Walk is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser.
“Stigma reduction is at the core of our movement to create a dementia-friendly B.C., where people affected by dementia are welcomed, acknowledged and included. Residents can show their support by starting a team in the Walk and showing people affected by dementia that they don’t walk alone,” says Sara Wagner, the Society’s manager of regional services for the Fraser Region.
As well as reducing stigma, teams are crucial to the Walk experience.
“Teams are essential to the success of the Walk – not only is being part of a team a fun experience, the friendly competition between teams ensures wonderful energy on the day of the event,” says Wagner.
Funds raised at the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help the Alzheimer Society of B.C. provide support and education programs that directly benefit Burnaby residents.
To set up a team, go online here and register. Need an extra incentive? Teams that register online before February 28 will go into a draw to win a pizza party.