Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place May 31

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease.

For the 10th consecutive year, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal’s Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held on the last Sunday in May. Walkers will leave from the Quays of the Old Port at the foot of Place Jacques Cartier starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31. This year’s goal is to attract 900 walkers and raise $125,000.

Did you know that 33,000 Montrealers live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? As an awareness-raising event, the Walk for Alzheimer’s is a superb opportunity to support them by participating in the walk or making a donation, says Gérald Hubert, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.

Again this year’s spokespersons are author and playwright François Archambault and actress Marie-Hélène Thibault. As a couple, Marie-Hélène and François, help care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk is an important event because it breaks the isolation of caregivers, who often feel alone and in need of support. We have to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.

Is this cause important to you? Come walk with us! Encourage your friends, relatives, and co-workers to join you. And help us reach our goal.

We’ve given our Walk for Memories a fresh new look and title. We’re now calling it Walk for Alzheimer’s to name the disease publicly and fight the stigma attached to it head on.

Together – by taking small steps – we can make a big difference!

Sign up today as an individual walker or, better yet, form your own team and ask your family and friends to join you.

Give yourself an extra challenge and become an Elite walker. Raise $200 or more, and you become eligible to win a two-night package for two at a Quebec City hotel (breakfasts and one dinner included).

Sign up online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca.

Walkers are encouraged to wear something blue to create the impression of a big blue wave sweeping through Old Montreal! At the end of the walk, they’ll be invited to a big family-style picnic with music provided by a band playing hits from the 80s.

Since 1981, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal has been committed to alleviating the social and personal consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, promoting research into their causes, and finding a cure.

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