Registration open for Walk for Memories

Annual event, set for Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek Jan. 29, is held to raise funds for Alzheimer's disease awareness

Registration for the 2012 Investors Group Walk for Memories is underway.

Held annually to raise funds for the more than 70,000 B.C. residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the Jan. 29 event is set for 1-2 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152 St.

This year, the White Rock, Delta and Surrey walk honours Jim Mann, a local resident who is living with Alzheimer’s. Mann said following his 2007 diagnosis with early onset dementia, he chose to make the most of the “window” he had to live life to the fullest.

“The choice has enhanced my life,” he said in a statement.

Mann – who was a caregiver for his mother, who also had the disease – has been active in advocating for better dementia care in B.C., and is a spokesperson and board member for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

I urge everyone who is or has been on the dementia journey, to open the window and also make a difference,” he said.

The Walk for Memories will be held in 22 B.C. communities.

To register or for more information, visit www.walkformemories.com

 

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