Hundreds of people in Sudbury, Little Current and North Bay raised over $50,000 for the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts.
The annual Walk For Alzheimer’s, hosted by Investors Group this past weekend, saw one of the largest crowds in over two decades, a news release said.
“It was encouraging and motivating for families and staff; we are a close-knit family in the Alzheimer Society and to see such support on a large scale was nothing short of amazing,” Stephanie Leclair, executive director, Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts said.
Funds raised from the walk remain local and support vital dementia support, programs and services that improve the quality of life of those affected. Such programs include Day Program, Learning Series, Education, Health Promotion, Physical and Social Activation, Support Groups and much more.
A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening and life changing challenge, despite the lack of cure or treatment, Alzheimer Society offers programs and support for those diagnosed as well as their caregivers.
“All three events were fantastic and the awareness that has grown amplifies the need for the programs and services we provide” Leclair said.