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2016 Investors Group Alzheimer Walk & Run 

Join us at the Annual Investor’s Group Alzheimer Walk & Run on Thanksgiving Sunday. It’s a fantastic way to earn that extra slice of pie while creating local impact. 

And just like a Thanksgiving dinner, the choices are many. You can choose to walk or run the 5K or run the 10K. Start a team or bring a friend to join you. You take in the day or aim for a personal best. Because you can create local impact while earning a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner. Are you in?

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All funds raised from this event will go directly to:

  • Creating important life changes for families affected
  • Transformative information through educational workshops
  • A friendly ear and confidential place to discuss grief, anxiety and loss 
  • Meaningful social and recreational activities for people living with dementia

We can’t let you come without mentioning all the fantastic fundraising incentive prizes available. Some of the top prizes include a night at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or a personal shopping experience at the CORE Shopping Centre. Check them out here.

Plus, we have some great tips available to help you with getting the ball rolling on fundraising.

Dementia (the most common being Alzheimer’s disease) impacts a person’s thinking, memory and behavior. These are fatal, progressive, and degenerative diseases of the brain that primarily affect vulnerable seniors and our aging community in Calgary, along with their social networks. Currently, there is no known cause or cure. The lifetime risk of dementia is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 10 for men. 

Keep up to date on the Walk & Run by following us on Twitter @alzcalgary or liking us on Facebook at Alzheimer Calgary. And don’t forget to use our hashtag: #yycalz as you like and share posts!

Upcoming Events

  • September, 24 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Talking about Dementia

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease & related dementias. Dr. Smith from the University of Calgary will present.

  • Tuesday, September 27th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Annual General Meeting

    Learn about the changes you've made possible.

  • Thursday, September 22nd 1pm - 4pm

    Considering Care Options

    If you're considering a change in care options for your loved one, this is a good place to begin.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

    A superb introduction to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

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