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Walk for exercise, walk for fun, walk for Alzheimer!

On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Rockland Manor will host the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to benefit the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District. Organizer Jennifer Weeks is hoping for a crowd of 100 to 125 people and is looking to raise approx $10,000 at this year’s event. “The walk is a wonderful opportunity for the community to show their support for the over 3,600 people across the five eastern counties living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and their families” stated Weeks.

The proceeds from this year’s event will help fund Alzheimer Society support groups, education sessions, and recreational programs including the day program, Minds in Motion program and music program.

During the walk there will be a concert by country singer-songwriter Albert Bernicky, who will perform his song “Fall In Love With You (All Over Again)” inspired by his aunt and uncle’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to the walk component, this year’s fundraising event will feature a warm-up by Rockland Academy of Martial Arts, a photo booth, a wall of memories, prizes for the top fundraisers and a barbecue provided by the Cumberland Lions Club.

Walkers will also hear from guest speakers who will share powerful messages of unity, courage, support and hope. Those slated to offer remarks this year include Joanne Beda-Tansey, a member of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District as well as Ginette Lecompte and Dan McLaughlin both of whom are living with dementia. They will be joined by Francis Drouin the Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Patrick Brunet from Allea Marketing and Troy Morris the Division Director or IG Wealth Management.

Registration opens at 1:00pm and the opening ceremonies begin at 1:30pm for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 14th at Rockland Manor.  Walkers can register in advance online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca or at the door the day of the event. The fundraiser will finish after the barbecue at 4pm. Walk for exercise; walk for fun;  walk for Alzheimer.

About the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District

The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District helps those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their families live well through: support, education, advocacy and research. The Society received charitable status in January of 1986. We serve the counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, the city of Cornwall and Akwesasne. We are proud to serve clients and to provide our services in both official languages.

 

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