Thompson Local News

Alzheimer Society Manitoba hosting annual walk virtually for residents outside of Winnipeg to participate in

A fundraiser collecting money to help deliver programs and services to people living with Alzheimer’s in Manitoba has been running throughout the month of May.

 

Alzheimer Society Manitoba is hosting an in-person walk in Winnipeg for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020.

 

However there will still be an option to participate virtually for residents living outside the perimeter.

 

Over 2, 300 people in Manitoba are living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, and regional director with Alzheimer Society Manitoba Liz McLeod says that number is expected to grow in the coming years.

 

“By 2038, over forty thousand seven hundred Manitobans, we may as well say forty one thousand Manitobans will have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia.”  

 

Tune in to Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon for more information.

 

Or visit walkforalzheimers.ca.

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