Meet Zoe. She’s a typical 11 year old girl who likes to swim and spend time with friends and family.
But despite her young age, Zoe is already striving to make a difference for people with dementia and their caregivers. She is raising money in support of local programs and services for the Alzheimer Society of Oxford County as a 1-girl team in the Walk for Memories.
Zoe began attending the walk when she was four with her mother, who began walking and raising money because the disease had impacted several family members on her mother’s side of the family. But four years ago, Zoe wanted to spread her wings. She launched her own team Walk for Memories team and is about take part in her fifth walk for memories.
“I love to walk. It’s a lot of fun, but it makes you feel good too,” said Zoe, when asked what she likes about attending the event.
What would Zoe say to any of who you who are thinking of walking or supporting a walker this year?
“You should help. The more people who know about this disease and can help those who have it, the better.”
Find a walk in your area and support people making a difference against Alzheimer’s.