The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s presented by Go Auto is the largest fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The Walk provides an impactful way for British Columbians to celebrate and remember people in their lives who have been affected by dementia while raising valuable funds and awareness to create change.
Each year they honour someone within Abbotsford who has been affected by dementia or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. This year they honour Alicia Friesen and her mother Olga. Alicia recalls the day she picked up her mother Olga who lives with young onset Alzheimer’s disease from her adult day program. Olga was crying because she thought she was being left there permanently. With tears in her eyes Alicia promised never to leave her. Alicia is a full-time caregiver for her mother. The support from the Society including education and a caregiver support group has been essential for her.
Get your family friends and colleagues together and join us on Sunday May 28 to help fund vital programs and services for people affected by dementia. Learn more at alzbc.org/walk-bc.