Walk for Alzheimer’s: the organizing committee hopes to raise $40,000

Walk for Alzheimer’s: the organizing committee hopes to raise $40,000
Walk for Alzheimer’s: the organizing committee hopes to raise $40,000

COMMUNITY. The Alzheimer Society Centre-du-Québec is organizing the 18e edition of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 26.

The Walk will raise essential funds to maintain programs and services offered to people living with a neurocognitive disorder and their loved ones in Centre-du-Québec.

Spokesperson Martin Beaucage will be present for the occasion and will walk to raise funds in the enchanting setting of the Village québécois d’antan with the hope of beating last year’s record to reach $40,000.

In 2024, nearly 6,000 people will live with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 7,500 people will live with a neurocognitive disorder by 2030 in Centre-du-Québec, according to forecasts from the Institute of Statistics of Quebec.

“The funds raised are essential to finance the services offered which include consultations, information and training on neurocognitive disorders, support groups, accommodation and respite-stimulation services,” underlines Valérie Richer , general director at the Alzheimer Society Centre-du-Québec.

“It is crucial to raise awareness among the population and promote early treatment so that a greater number of people can benefit from the services offered by our Company and thus preserve their quality of life throughout the course of the disease,” specifies Jean-Philippe Lauzon, spokesperson for IG Gestion de Patrimoine as well as vice-president of the board of directors of the Société Alzheimer Centre-du-Québec.

To participate in the walk, simply register at the following address: marchepourlalzheimer.ca

It should be noted that the Société Alzheimer Centre-du-Québec, a non-profit organization, positions itself as a key player in the region through the accompaniment and support of caregivers and people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a neurocognitive disorder. It offers services such as individual and family psychosocial support, information, training for professionals and workers, respite-stimulation and accommodation at the Myosotis house in Drummondville. (LT)

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