March 16, 2021 6:24pm
The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent (ASCK) has introduced plans for this 12 months’s Alzheimer’s Walk.
The 2021 fundraising occasion will be going down on May 29 and it’ll be on-line once more this 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASCK is encouraging the general public to stroll, run, dance, do yoga or bake through the month of May to assist assist individuals dwelling with dementia in Chatham-Kent.
Joel Emery, Fund Development and Administration Coordinator of the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent stated the society helps greater than 1,000 shoppers and care companions annually in Chatham-Kent and that quantity will proceed to develop because the prevalence of Alzheimer’s illness and associated dementia will increase.
“Chances are you already know somebody who’s affected by this sickness,” stated Emery. “Donations be certain that nobody is left behind when in search of ASCK’s huge number of packages and companies.”
Virtual weekly celebrations will be held with prizes together with a secure, family-friendly scavenger hunt on May 29 in Chatham. During the scavenger hunt individuals can take pleasure in native nature spots and seek for forget-me-not flower pinwheels with a crew or by themselves. More data will be launched afterward how individuals can take part.
The prime particular person and crew fundraisers will be introduced with the Dawn Butler Memorial Award. This 12 months’s fundraising aim is $50,000. ASCK CEO Mary Ellen Parker and board member and stroll host Robyn Brady stated they may each their hair blue if their crew (FantASCKtic Crew) raises $15,000.
The Walk for Alzheimer’s Show will be broadcast by ASCK’s Facebook web page and YourTV Chatham on May 29 starting at 11 a.m. This 12 months’s Walk Ambassador, Chatham-Kent EMS General Manager Donald MacLellan, and Mayor Darrin Canniff could have messages.
Click here to register for this 12 months’s stroll and to donate.