As with so many other fundraising events, the Alzheimer Society is not able to host its annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s & Chili Lunch as an in-person event in Simcoe next month. Instead, the event is moving online.
“We thought about delaying the event until spring, but we decided that our community needs something to look forward to this winter. We expect this winter is going to be hard for a lot of people, so why not have some fun? Let’s embrace the winter weather and re-discover fun in the snow!” says Alison MacKenzie, Community Development Officer for the local Alzheimer Society.
Instead of one day, participants will have all of January to move in their own way to support the Alzheimer Society.
Each participant can decide how to move, when to move, and where to move.
There are lots of activities to enjoy during the winter months – winter walks, sledding, skating, snow angels and building snowmen. If being outside in the winter is not possible, don’t let that stop you from getting involved. You can climb your stairs, get on the treadmill, or even try an activity to challenge your brain like making paper snowflakes. Every move matters in the fight against dementia.
“Our community is very generous, raising over $40,000 last year. So, don’t be surprised if a friend asks you for a donation to support their participation in this event. Every dollar raised stays in our local area and is used to support the education and support services we provide to persons living with dementia and their families,” says Ms MacKenzie.
As 2021 gets underway, the Alzheimer Society hopes that you will start the new year thinking about how you can make a difference – one move at a time.
To register and donate, visit alzgiving.ca/hn or contact Alison MacKenzie at 519-428-7771.
Originally published January 6, 2021