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One in three Canadians know someone who had Alzheimer’s disease. The community can show its support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by taking part in the Investors Group Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

  • Jan. 25, 2011 5:00 a.m.

One in three Canadians know someone who had Alzheimer’s disease. The community can show its support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by taking part in the Investors Group Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

There will be walks in 20 communities around the province, with the Vernon Walk at the Wesbild Centre Sunday, as part of National Alzheimer Awareness Month. The Vernon walk honours the memory of Margery Wilde, a longtime teacher in the area, as well as a hiker, skier and judge of crafts and sewing at the IPE.

“The compassion, knowledge and support from the Alzheimer Society helped our family through many challenging times,” said her daughter, Nancy Wilde.

For more information, to register, or donate see www.walkformemories.com or call Janice Mori at 250-545-6221.