COMMUNITY – Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 7 at Tournament Capital Centre


Thousands of British Columbian families, including many in Kamloops, are affected by dementia and this number is expected to grow. To show them support, residents of all ages are taking part in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 7 at the Tournament Capital Centre. The Walk is in honour of Marilyn VanDongen.

The society has recently announced a prize and a matching-gift initiative.  For every $100 participants raise online before 11:59 p.m. on May 6, they will receive an entry in the draw to win a two-night stay at Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites in Ucluelet Harbour, near Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park. For every gift made online by May 6, the society will match the amount with proceeds towards research into the causes and cure.

The Walk will take place in 21 other locations across B.C., and other provinces across the country in a nation-wide movement to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

To register, visit


Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: Registration 9 a.m. / Walk 10:30 a.m. – noon

Location: Tournament Capital Centre, Indoor and Outdoor Tracks, 910 McGill Road, Kamloops.

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