Walk for Memories 2013–Meet Dianne and Gordon Loeppky

Walk for Memories 2013–Meet Dianne and Gordon Loeppky

Dianne Loeppky is a five-year veteran of the Walk for Memories in Guelph, Ontario.

Six years ago, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It was a frightening experience, but the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington was there to help. I don’t know where we would be without them. They were a great source of information, hosted a support group that my husband attends and even set us up with a companion, who spends time with my husband and allows me to take a much needed break.

With all that the Society had done for us, we wanted to give something back and decided to fundraise for the Walk for Memories. We have so much fun and it allows us to spend time with people we have met through the Society. They even have a face-painting booth, which my husband takes full advantage of. He always wants his face painted like a devil, much to the amusement of fellow walkers. It is this kind of camaraderie that makes the event so great.

But the best thing about the Walk is how rewarding it feels to have accomplished something and given back to the Society.It is great to know that our efforts really make a difference.

To find a walk near you or to sponsor a walker, visit the Walk for Memories website.

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