Walk For Memories


Residents of Sault Ste. Marie are stepping forward on Sunday, January 25th to support people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Last year the Walk for Memories raised more than $34,000.00 for local programs and services for the over 2600 individuals living with dementia in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. No one is immune, and changes in the brain that lead to dementia can begin more than 20 years before symptoms appear.
Today, one out of ten Ontario seniors is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. But Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging.  “Age remains the biggest risk factor to dementia. With huge numbers of baby boomers now
entering the years of highest risk, if they live long enough 1 in 3 will eventually develop Alzheimer’s,” says Terry Caporossi. “When you walk, you send a message of hope to people living with dementia in this community, and to the thousands who love them and care for them. When you fundraise, you make them the promise that help is available.”
Join us! Walk for fun, fitness, and raising much-needed funds and awareness. Registration begins at 12 noon. Welcome ceremonies, and warm-up exercises begin at 1pm, and the walk starts shortly after. To collect pledges online visit www.walkformemories.ca or call 705-942-2195 for pledge forms. Pledge forms also available at the Athlete’s Foot in the Station Mall, the YMCA, and Community First Credit Union.