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Walk for Alzheimer’s 2019
May 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s 2019
Join the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s event on May 26, 2019 at the Ford Test Track in Windsor, ON.
The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County is thrilled to partner with IG Wealth Management for the second year as the National Title Sponsor of its flagship fundraising event, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The Society invites all community members to join Daisy the Duck and take part in the annual Walk in support of families, friends and neighbours living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
“The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is an important community event to highlight the challenging and growing issue that affects many families,” said Trevor LeDrew, Regional Director of IG Wealth Management. “Our community is our clients, and we are here for them.”
All money raised at the walk is invested in a broad range of programs and services available through the Society. Offered at little or no cost, these programs enhance the health and well-being of people with dementia and their families, from diagnosis to end of life, and provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk of dementia and maintain brain health.
“Our Walk is a fun, family-friendly event open to anyone who wants to make life better for those living with dementia,” says Angela Belleau, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County. “We hope the community will help us in supporting the cause by donating to Daisy the Duck’s page – or sponsoring a team on their own.”
Belleau adds that participants can register online individually or make an even bigger impact by joining a corporate team or creating a team with family and friends. To participate in this year’s IG Wealth Management.
The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County, (ASWE), introduces you to their unofficial mascot, Daisy the Duck. She has launched her own fundraising page for the IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s! ASWE is expanding the fundraising event this year to include a walk in Leamington on Saturday, May 25 and in Windsor on Sunday, May 26.
Daisy the Duck became a fixture of ASWE when the City of Windsor was clearing the brush in the community garden at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County’s new Day Break at the Lodge location. They discovered a feathered friend – dubbed Daisy the Duck – in need of protection.
“Daisy has become a real fan favorite for our participants and visitors,” says Sayed Daher, Huron Lodge Adult Day Program Supervisor. “People get really excited when they look closely and see Daisy and discover that she is sitting on nine eggs that are ready to hatch any day.” Daher adds that since the Society’s fundraising walk is just around the corner, they seized on the opportunity to introduce the general public to Daisy and raise awareness for the cause.
“Daisy draws so much attention that we’ve created a Daisy the Duck IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s page that has raised over $200 for the cause in only a few days!” Daher exclaims.
Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Walk/Run at 9:30 a.m.
3 ways to register:
1) Online: walkforalzheimers.ca
2) Call direct: Angela at 519-974-2220 x 237
3) In person: 2135 Richmond St. Windsor, ON
Dates and times of events are subject change. Please contact organizers to confirm details.
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