Teams walk for memories

Port Alberni will host its first-ever Walk for Memories, raising awareness of Alzheimer Disease and dementia, on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Blair Park.

  • Jan. 20, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Port Alberni will host its first-ever Walk for Memories, raising awareness of Alzheimer Disease and dementia, on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Blair Park.

Registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

The walk is in honour of Marg Souther, facilitator with the Port Alberni Alzheimer support and information group.

“Every walk (in B.C.) has an honouree,” event organizer Barb Witte said.

“Marg does so much work with the support group.”

A four-kilometre walk or a seven-kilometre run around Kitsuksis Dike are on tap says Witte, who belongs to the running club in Port Alberni.

She is encouraging people to sign up in teams, much like the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and collect pledges.

To register for the Port Alberni Walk for Memories, please call Witte at …. or the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at …., or go online to www.walkformemories.com.

Register in person at 10 a.m. the day of the walk.

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