‘Walk where you were, in your own way’ proved successful for the 2021 Walk for Alzheimer’s

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Walk where you are. (photo courtesy IG Wealth Management on twitter @IGWealthMgmt

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s 2021 ~ ‘Walk Where You Were’ campaign proved to be a very successful event, raising over $76,000.00 for the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is an annual event that brings together thousands of Canadians. With every step, Canadians have demonstrated a commitment to supporting the work of Alzheimer Societies across the Country. In 2021, the event was held as a virtual challenge for reasons we are all acquainted with, the Covid-19 pandemic.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and takes place in more than 400 communities across the country. In 2019, Canadians participating in the Walk raised an amazing $6.2 million.

These funds will go toward local programmes and services that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, in the communities where they live. Funds raised also go towards community outreach programming.

In a media release, The Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District expressed gratitude for the phenomenal amount of funds that were raised during the January 2021 event.

“We would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to the community for their incredible support of the online IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Despite the past year being very challenging for people and businesses who were facing their own financial and personal challenges, the walk raised over $76.000.00 towards the over $400,000.00 that needs to be raised annually for local services. We are so grateful to everyone for pulling together as a community to support the need for services that are only increasing each year.

Each step that was taken walking, skating, skiing or snowshoeing helped to raise awareness and funds for services that make a difference in our community.

The quality of life of persons living with a dementia improve with the services that are provided such as education, support and counseling, recreation therapy and the ‘Minds in Motion Program’.

These services have been adapted and continue throughout the pandemic to ensure that the families that we serve have the tools to navigate their journey with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.”

Thank you for making the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s 2021, walking where you were in your own way, the most successful walk yet.

Congratulations to all of the participants that collected pledges.
Top Individual Fundraisers:
  • Brianna Niro raised $4,505.00
  • Nancy Konzuk raised $4,340.00
  • Lou Turco raised $3,370.00
  • Top Corporate Team – IG Soo Wealth Walkers – $14,893.00
  • Top Non-Corporate Team – Sandy’s Family and Friends – $5,877.00
    Prize Donations were received from the following local businesses:
  • Soo Video Sales and Service
  • The Shoe Fits!
  • Erin VanDermolen RMT
  • Station Mall
  • Kevanna Fine Photography
  • Northwood Funeral Home
  • Domino’s Pizza