Walk or play in May to support Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent

To help raise funds for the cause, the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent is inviting residents to walk or play until the end of May.

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As part of this year’s annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, participants also can buy tickets for a 50/50 raffle with a starting jackpot of $1,000, courtesy of Chatham Honda.

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Tickets are five for $5, 30 for $20, 100 for $50, and 200 for $75. They can be purchased online at asck5050.com or in person.

They will also be sold in the community, organizers said in a release, with further details to come on the society’s social media channels.

Another way to play for Alzheimer’s is by registering for trivia nights at Red Barn Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 9 and at Glasstown Brewing Co. on Saturday, May 11. More information will follow.

The season will close with the Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday, May 25 at Chatham’s Kingston Park from 10 am to noon. There will be live music, local vendors, face painting, games, collaborative artwork and other activities.

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Aiming to raise $65,000 this year, the society encourages local businesses and long-term care-retirement homes to compete in a fundraising challenge.

To participate, register a team and start raising money. The business and the home that raises the most funds will each win the Heart and Sole Award, and further recognition.

The annual Dawn Butler Memorial Awards will go to top individual and team fundraisers.

To register or to make an event donation, visit walkforalzheimer.ca

For more information, contact Joel Emery, fund development and administrative co-ordinator, at 519-352-1043 or [email protected]

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