LITTLE CURRENT—Residents of Sudbury, Little Current, Espanola and North Bay are stepping forward on Sunday, June 7 to support people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Over the past 30 years our community has been raising funds for programs and services for the over 5,000 individuals living with dementia in this community, and for other critical activities like education and public awareness.
The Alzheimer Society Walk for Alzheimer’s is the most important fundraising activity for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Canada. Manitoulin is one of 65 communities in Ontario to raise funds and awareness. Supporters can donate or register to walk and collect pledges at www.walkforalzheimers.ca.
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 10 years before symptoms appear. Today, one out of 10 Ontario seniors is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. But Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging.
In Little Current, registration, barbecue and entertainment will begin at 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 7. The walk starts at 2 pm with all activities taking place at the Market Garden Pavilion on Water Street East.