Pat Redhead (from left)

Campbell River consultants invest in alzheimer research

The Alzheimer Society of BC hosts its annual Walk for Memories benefit this weekend

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects more than 70,000 people in B.C. and 10,000 of these are under the age of 65.

At the moment there is no known cause or cure.

The Alzheimer Society of BC offers education services and support services for patients and caregivers living with this disease and they also help fund research projects into the workings of the brain.

The society’s main annual fundraiser is the Investors Group Walk for Memories.

This year, all of the Investors Group consultants in Campbell River decided to get the ball rolling early with a $5,000 donation to ensure that these essential services and research projects continue.

The North Island Walk will be held indoors at the wheelchair accessible Campbell River Common this Sunday at 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon.

Shoo Shoo the Clown with be in attendance, and there will be face painting for the kids, music by Vintage, a demonstration by the Ripple Rockets Square Dance Club, and a fun warm-up.

Walkers and supporters may register online at www.walkformemories.com or in person at the walk.