The annual Alzheimer’s Walk will be held online in May. (Submitted photo)

The annual Alzheimer’s Walk will be held online in May. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach urged to get walking in May for Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser

Annual event to be held online again

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is scheduled to take place virtually again on May 30.

The annual event, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser, encourages participants to walk their own way throughout the month of May.

Organizers indicated even though we are unable to gather physically in person, we can still walk together in spirit to celebrate and remember people in our lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising valuable funds and awareness.

“Now, more than ever, people affected by dementia need our support. Participants are encouraged to walk in honour of someone dear to them.”

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Jocelyne Asselin and Laurel Wright, volunteer committee co-chairs for the Oceanside IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s facilitated the first official Walk in the Oceanside communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach in 2020. They indicated that now, more than ever, people affected by dementia need the community’s support. They want participants to walk in honour of someone dear to them.

“We feel this is a very worthy cause and so important for our community members here in Oceanside,” said Wright. “The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers many valuable services for anyone who has been affected by dementia. We look forward to supporting our community members to walk or participate their own way in May to raise money for this cause.”

Funds raised at the Oceanside Walk will support local Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services, and will help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease.

Registering is easy. Simply visit and set up your unique fundraising page. Let your friends and family know how and when you’ll be moving in May to show your support for people affected by dementia. Who will you walk for?

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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