Harry HUNT/Black Press The Alzheimer Society’s 2013 honouree Carrol Horne and her family cut the ribbon to start Aldergrove’s Walk for Memories on Sunday at Aldergrove Athletic Park.

Poor weather no deterrent for Walk for Memories’ supporters

Editor: On Sunday, our superb local community once again proved it takes more than a few drops of moisture to spoil a Walk for Memories fundraiser.

The second annual event at the Aldergrove Athletic Park in aid of the work of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. was again marked by chilly rain, but this didn’t deter a huge crowd of supporters from joining honouree Carrol Horne and her husband, Terry, for a community “group hug” marking the final days of Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Organizers of the event owe very many thanks to a great many people, notably Township of Langley firefighters who volunteered their time to help set up and take down our apparatus and decor.

Many others also gave their time and energy, among them students from Aldergrove and R.E. Mountain secondary schools, and businesses from Fort Langley to Abbotsford were extremely generous with donations.

Overall, however, it is the cause of dementia and the total commitment of our amazing 2013 Walk for Memories honouree, Carrol Horne, that brought so many supporters in inclement weather to our special park.

It is still too soon to gauge the final total raised by the walk, but we believe it may have crested the $30,000 mark.

Thank you all, on behalf of the 2013 Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford Walk for Memories committee,

Janet Ingram-Johnson

Voluntary chair

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