Folks of all ages stepped up on a beautiful, spring-like Sunday afternoon in Aldergrove, to raise money and honour their friends and loved ones, and for a worthy cause.
The Langley/Aldergrove/Abbotsford Investors Group Walk for Memories event that started a little after noon at Aldergrove Athletic Park raised in the neighbourhood of $20,000 through online donations, walk-in registrations/pledges, and donations toward the refreshments.
Roughly 200 people turned out to walk in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
In 23 communities across the province on Jan. 26, people raised funds and awareness for support services for the 70,000 people in B.C. who live with Alzheimerâ€™s disease or another form of dementia.
The numbers are expected to grow as the Canadian population ages.
According to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., in addition to the 70,000 people already affected, an additional 15,000 individuals will develop dementia this year.
Established in 1981, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. helps those living with dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, and to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, to securing funding for support and research, and to raising awareness about the disease.
You can still donate online by clicking here.