Walk for Alzheimer’s in Delta to go virtual due to COVID-19

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is retooling its annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the event is always held the first Sunday in May and last year’s event saw more than 20 communities across B.C. gather together, given the current news surrounding COVID-19, the society is announcing the group walks will be unable to be held in Delta and elsewhere as planned.

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The local event was scheduled for South Delta Secondary.

However, the society wants to assure participants and supporters that the event has not been cancelled. There are plans in development to bring communities and individuals together virtually on Sunday, May 3. More will be shared in the coming weeks about how to get involved.

Even though it will look different, the event will undoubtedly remain a chance to honour and celebrate people affected by dementia.

“Our first priority is the safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and their family and friends,” said Cathryn France, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s director of resource development.

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