Why you should walk for the Alzheimer Society

Why you should walk for the Alzheimer Society

2012 walk for memories 2

It’s devastating to lose someone while he is still alive. I watched my father deteriorate from Alzheimer’s disease and my mother struggle to care for him. During that difficult time, the Alzheimer Society of Kitchener-Waterloo supported them through its programs and services.

That is why I’ve walked for the Alzheimer Society these last eight years. And that’s why I’m doing it again this year. At the Walk, people with the disease, their caregivers, friends and family come together to show support for their local Alzheimer Society.

It’s inspiring to see the community rally behind people with Alzheimer’s disease. The money supports families who have been affected by the disease in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

As a volunteer at many Alzheimer Society programs like brain boosters, an education series and social events for people with the disease, I can tell you that these programs can be a lifesaver for people with dementia and their caregivers.

But the money also helps in the effort to find a cure. And that’s something I want to be a part of.

People with dementia and their caregivers need your help. So please, sign up to walk in your community, sponsor someone who is walking or volunteer your time at the event.

Elaine Mortensen2012 walk for memories

Volunteer, Walk for Memories Walker,

Alzheimer Society of Kitchener-Waterloo

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