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IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers

Why are you holding an online Walk?

 

The Alzheimer Society remains committed to supporting Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and those who care for them. The need to fund our programs and services does not go away.

As such, until we are able to safely gather in person, we will continue to engage our Walk supporters in these creative ways.

How do I take part this year?

 

Please note that 2021 walks will be held in a safe manner, compliant with local health regulations. Please check your local walk event page to see how exactly your walk is taking place this year.

Participants can continue to register and donate as usual before, during and following event day. While we may not be gathering together in person in most of Canada, we can still have fun as a group! Challenge your friends, family members and co-workers to climb the most stairs, track the most steps on their Fitness tracker, run around the block, etc. We encourage you to set a fundraising goal together and organize fun challenges to reach your goal.

You can personalize your fundraising efforts by downloading the Walk Your Way handbook. We’ve got you covered with some tips, tricks, tools, and social media headers to creatively get the word out!

And don’t forget to take a photo or video, upload it today to social media and include the hashtag #IGWalkForAlz to join the nationwide movement. We appreciate your continued support.

Is there a national broadcast this year?

 

Yes! On Sunday May 30 at 4pm, there will be a celebration of the spirit of our thousands of Walk participants, broadcast on this website, Facebook Live and YouTube. Stay tuned to walkforalzheimers.ca or your local Alzheimer Society for more information.

Can I invite family members and/or friends?

 

Yes! Invite your family and/or friends and join thousands of Canadians who want to see a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Start a team! Everyone will be touched by dementia, whether it’s a relative, a friend or someone in your community. Be part of the solution. Join the movement and make a difference for people impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Do I have to raise money to participate?

 

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. When you walk, you send a message of hope to the more than half a million Canadians living with dementia right now, and thousands more who care for them.

When you fundraise, you promise them that help will always be available.

What methods of payment can people who sponsor me use?

 

You can collect pledges either online, or in person by using a pledge form.

What should I do with the money and cheques that I collect?

 

Please contact the Alzheimer Society for information about how to send in your offline donations. The Society will process the offline donations and send out tax receipts for eligible donations.

Will my sponsors receive a tax receipt?

 

Yes! If they made a donation online, they will receive an automatically generated e-receipt. If they made a donation by cash or cheque, they will receive a tax receipt from the local Society after the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s has been completed.

Will I receive a tax receipt if I sponsor myself?

 

Yes! If you made a donation online, you will receive an automatically generated e-receipt. If you made a donation by cash or cheque, you will receive a tax receipt from the local Society after the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s has been completed. Thank you for your donation!

Please note the minimum tax receipt amounts for each province are: AB $20, BC $15, MB $15, NB $10, NL $10, NS $10, ON $20, QC $20, PE $20, SK $10.

How will the money I raised be used?

 

Monies raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and for other activities like education and public awareness.

Can walking prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias?

 

As of today, we don’t fully understand the causes of dementia and have yet to find a cure. But mounting evidence suggests that regular exercise like walking helps lower the risk. Any physical activity that gets your heart pumping also benefits your brain.

 

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