The local chapter of the Alzheimer Society is hosting its annual Walk for Alzheimer’s this Sunday, June 11th at the North Bay Waterfront. Officials say all the funds raised in the community stay in the community, and all the dollars raised will go towards front-line programs and support services. Over 1600 people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia in the North Bay district, and the money will go towards helping them and their families and caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for more years lived with a disability than heart disease, stroke, and all forms of cancer.
The Walk starts and ends at the Kiwanis Bandshell with a five kilometre route and a two kilometre route available for participants to walk along the Kate Pace Way. Ohana Wellness will be on site to lead participants in a warm-up, and food, refreshments, music, and family activities will be available throughout the day. Anyone interested in participating can still register for the North Bay walk and fundraise online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca, or paper pledge forms are available at the local Alzheimer Society office at 347 Sherbrooke Street. For more information, you can call their office at 705-495-4342. Officials say all are welcome to collect donations and registration opens at 11:00AM with opening ceremonies to follow at noon.