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Walk for Alzheimer's to raise funds, win prizes

Walk kicks off this Sunday at Brock University
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The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is Canada’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, taking place in more than 200 communities across the country. In 2022, Canadians participating in the Walk raised an amazing $5.7 million.

The Niagara-specific Walk will take place this year on Sunday, May 28, at Brock University (1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines), from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's Walk will take place indoors, with a small portion veering into a flat, concrete, accessible outdoor area (weather permitting).

In 2023, it is estimated that 11,420 people in Niagara are living with dementia. Walk 11,420 steps on Walk Day, every day of May (if you're up for a challenge!), or collectively throughout the month of May to honour those affected by dementia in our community. Together, with the support of the community and the Alzheimer Society, no one with dementia has to walk alone! 

By walking, you can be part of the solution. You can honour the memory of those who are no longer with us and support our work to help people who have dementia live well now. All money raised in Niagara will stay in Niagara to support our programs and services.

On event day, we will also have a variety of entertainment for participants, including a Wellness Fair, entertainment by Cory Cruise, and balloon twisting from the talented Balloonza.

Participants are also eligible for a variety of incentive prizing. Those who raise a minimum of $100 will receive an IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's t-shirt, and for every $50 raised in pledges (up to a maximum of 25 tickets), participants will be entered into a draw to win a $1,500 travel credit donated by VIA Rail Canada.

Individuals and teams who have fundraised the most out of all participants will also be recognized with incentive prizing:

Top Pledged Individual

  1. TV Sponsored by Right at Home Canada
  2. $200 Gift Certificate for VandenDool Jewellers
  3. Dinner for two at Kelsey's and River Lions VIP Experience for two

Top Pledged Team of 10 and Over

  1. Use of Community Suite for 14 people to attend a Niagara IceDogs 2023-24 regular season game at the Meridian Centre. Includes light snacks and beverages.
  2. $200 Gift Certificate to Harvey's Restaurant

Top Pledged Team of Under 10

  1. $200 Gift Certificate for Kelsey's Restaurant
  2. $100 Gift Certificate for bowling at Parkway Social. One lane for up to six people, including shoe rental.

We will also have an online auction opening on May 27 at 9 a.m. and closing on June 11 at 9 p.m. Browse more than 75 items here.