Langley hosts annual Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories

The annual local Investors Group Walk for Memories has taken place in snow and heavy rain, so Sunday’s sunny skies and mild temperatures were a welcome change for a few hundred participants.

The walks for the Langley, Surrey and Abbotsford communities have raised more than $100,000 since started locally four years ago in Aldergrove.

Each year the walk chooses local honorees. This year Susan and Boyd Wylie were chosen.

They both lost their mothers to Alzheimer’s disease and started a support group for adult children of people with the disease.

The walk this year was to spotlight the fact that women account for 72 per cent of patients and it’s typically women who serve as caregivers to friends and family members with Alzheimer’s.

The Boyds cut the ribbon to officially get the walk underway Sunday afternoon and a few hundred people showed their support.

The walk proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for its programs, research and education. More than 70,000 people in B.C. have Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

Walk for Memories photo gallery

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A sea of people took to the trails at Aldergrove Athletic Park on Jan. 25 for the annual Investors Group Walk for Memories. – Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance

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