If you are living with dementia or know someone else who is, you can show your support for them by registering for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. takes place at the YMCA of Northern BC at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.
The event provides an opportunity to remember or honour people in our lives who have been touched by dementia, while fundraising to support those living with the disease today. Each of the 21 events across B.C. is dedicated to an honouree – an individual or group affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. This year the Prince George Walk honours Granville Johnson.
Since his diagnosis in 2016, Granville, a musician, artist, two-tour Vietnam War vet, father and captivating storyteller, has thrown open a window into his experience through his music; an expression of his vulnerability, fear, humour and hope living with dementia.
“What I’m trying to do is to feel good, even though I’m having to let go of more and more of myself,” Granville says. “I call it allowing yourself to be happy-sad. In order to maximize your quality of life, you have to be positive, but within that you have the deep sadness of impending death.”
Funds raised at the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s help enable Alzheimer Society of B.C. support and education in Prince George and help facilitate research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look towards a world without dementia.
For a limited time, people who fundraise in support of this event can make twice the difference. For every gift made online to the Walk in B.C. before April 14, an extremely generous donor has pledged to match donations up to a total of $100,000.
To double your impact and support people, like Granville Johnson, who are on the dementia journey, register at walkforalzheimers.ca today.