Kelowna Walk for Alzheimer’s to honour Bill Bennett
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March 20, 2016 - 12:45 PM
KELOWNA - One in three Canadians knows someone with Alzheimer’s disease — who do you know who’s been affected?
Show them your support on May 1 by registering today for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
The Kelowna Walk will take place at Mission Creek Regional Park and will honour former premier Bill Bennett.
Bennett was the premier of B.C. from 1975 until he retired undefeated in 1986. Many projects that defined B.C. were built under his watch, including Expo ’86, the Coquihalla Highway and the WR Bennett Dam. He was born and grew up in Kelowna, and became a key member of the region’s small business community. He married his wife Audrey in 1955 and had four sons.
“Bill was a notable person in BC’s history, who contributed enormously to the Province. His family’s willingness to share their story is very meaningful to both the community and the society. We are appreciative of the support and commitment the Bennett family has offered us, and are proud to honour Bill at Kelowna’s Walk," Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard says.
The Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It’s a fun and family-friendly way to create new memories while sending a message of hope to the over 747,000 Canadians – including 70,000 British Columbians – currently living with dementia, and those who care for them.
When you walk, you make memories matter. You honour those who have passed and acknowledge the work that must be done to ensure help and hope for those living with the disease today.
To register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Registration: 10 a.m. Walk 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Address: Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363A Springfield Road (Parking lot is on Springfield Road across from Orchard Park Mall), Kelowna, B.C.
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