Ian Moffit, afour-
year Walk for Memories veteran, is from Ottawa, Ontario.
I walk because I am very involved with the Alzheimer
Society and am committed to the cause. Both my mother and wife’s grandmother have been affected by dementia. I’m on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Society and realize important the programs and information are for people with the disease and their caregivers. Research also needs to continue so that a cure can be found. These reasons keep me coming back. I know so many families that are affected by the disease and this number continues to grow. I want to help in whatever way I can.
I love attending the W
alk. It is not only gratifying, but I use it as a team building exercise with my co- workers and family members. Seeing the community working together is also inspiring. Some have stories, some have pictures, and all are there for the same reason.
At one of the W
alks, a group of participants had t-shirts with a picture of their affect family
As a society, we need to pay more attention to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
I have rarely spoken to anyone not been personally affected in some way by this disease.