The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is holding their annual Walk for Dementia (formerly the Walk for Alzheimer’s) on the morning of Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Tunney’s Pasture.
20,000 people in our community currently live with dementia and this number is expected to double in the next 10 years. More than 40,000 caregivers are providing thousands of hours of help each year with the journey of dementia being one of the hardest roads a family will ever walk.
This year’s goal of raising $300,000 will support The Dementia Society in helping an additional 1,000 caregivers and people living with dementia in our community! All funds raised at The Walk for Dementia will stay in our local community. They go directly to one-on-one and family support services, special programs for people with dementia and their caregivers, and peer support programs serving Ottawa and Renfrew County.
Pre-walk registration opens at 8 a.m. with a group warm up at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts immediately afterwards.
I highly encourage residents to get involved in this great initiative!
To register or for more information, please visit walkfordementia.ca.