Why are you holding an online Walk?
As we collectively learn how to deal with the challenges of Covid-19 one thing holds true the Alzheimer Society remains committed to supporting Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and those who care for them. The need to fund our programs and services does not go away.
What is a Virtual Walk?
The Walk will be broadcast live to Facebook and the Walk for Alzheimer’s website. Join Alzheimer Societies coast-to-coast, starting at 9am PST/noon EST on Sunday, May 31st, for a fun and exciting televised event from your computer. The event can be watched from anywhere with an internet connection! Participants will be encouraged to participate in the Walk in an area of their choice, for example in backyards and living rooms, while remaining compliant with physical distancing guidelines.
How does a Virtual Walk work? How do I take part?
While we may not be participating together physically, we can still have fun as a group! Challenge your friends, family members and co-workers to climb the most stairs, track the most steps on their Fitness tracker, run around the block, etc. We encourage you to set a fundraising goal together and organize fun challenges to reach your goal.
What can I expect on the day of the Walk?
You can expect to be a part of Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Join the movement and make a difference for people impacted by Alzheimer’s.
Can I invite family members and/or friends?
Yes! Invite your family and/or friends and join thousands of Canadians who want to see a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Start a team! Everyone will be touched by dementia, whether it’s a relative, a friend or someone in your community. Be part of the solution. Join the movement and make a difference for people impacted by Alzheimer’s.
Do I have to raise money to participate?
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. When you walk, you send a message of hope to the more than half a million Canadians living with dementia right now, and thousands more who care for them.
When you fundraise, you promise them that help will always be available.
What methods of payment can people who sponsor me use?
You can collect pledges either online, or in person by using a pledge form.
What should I do with the money and cheques that I collect?
Offline pledges should be submitted the day of your Walk at your Walk location. All online and offline pledges will be reconciled at the registration desk at your local Walk. Please bring all offline pledges and the donation details on a pledge form.
Will my sponsors receive a tax receipt?
Yes! If they made a donation online, they will receive an automatically generated e-receipt. If they made a donation by cash or cheque, they will receive a tax receipt from the local Society after the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s has been completed.
Will I receive a tax receipt if I sponsor myself?
Yes! If you made a donation online, you will receive an automatically generated e-receipt. If you made a donation by cash or cheque, you will receive a tax receipt from the local Society after the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s has been completed. Thank you for your donation!
Please note the minimum tax receipt amounts for each province are: AB $20, BC $15, MB $15, NB $10, NL $10, NS $10, ON $20, QC $20, PE $20, SK $10.
How will the money I raised be used?
Monies raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and for other activities like education and public awareness.
Can walking prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias?
As of today, we don’t fully understand the causes of dementia and have yet to find a cure. But mounting evidence suggests that regular exercise like walking helps lower the risk. Any physical activity that gets your heart pumping also benefits your brain.