Walk for Alzheimer’s collects almost $13,000

MOUNT FOREST – The IG Wealth Management Walk is one of the largest fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias and took place in more than 150 communities across Canada this past weekend. 

In Wellington County, the walk was held both in Guelph and Mount Forest on May 25.

Surpassed goal

Despite the cold, rainy weather, the Mount Forest event exceeded its goal of $7,500 when a small group of dedicated walkers brought in $12,790 for the cause.

Jim Tye, centre, and his dog Freddy prepare to head out on the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. Tye raised $8,023 for the cause. Waterloo-Wellington Alzheimer Society Board member Frank Newman, left, was on hand to congratulate the participants prior to the walk, and public education coordinator Robin Smart, right, helps with Freddy, who was anxious to head out for his walk. Photos by Sue Hogenkamp