Walk for Alzheimer’s has many sites


The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent (ASCK) is inviting the Chatham-Kent community to walk with their hearts and soles for this year’s IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

During the last two years, the walk was strictly virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASCK is doing things a little differently this year to bring the C-K community together once again.

Weekly outdoor walks are being offered during the month of May and throughout C-K. Participants can enjoy leisurely strolls on various walking paths in Tilbury, Blenheim, Wallaceburg, and Chatham. These weekly walks are drop-in style so participants can choose when and where they walk.

A memorial garden will be on display exhibiting the faces of local citizens living with dementia and those we have lost to the disease.

Participants can also capture memories of their support behind an enlarged photo frame as well as pick up free swag items from on-site ASCK staff members.

ASCK is currently seeking pictures for their memorial gardens. Anyone who wishes to partake in this beautiful tribute can e-mail pictures and names to Joel Emery, fund development/admin co-ordinator, at jemery@alzheimerchathamkent.ca.

The details of the weekly walks are as follows:

  • Northside Park Trail (Tilbury) – May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Be-Fit Trail (Blenheim) – May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Crothers Park Trail (Wallaceburg) – May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Kingston Park Trail (Chatham) –May 28 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Rain dates for all weekly walks will be the following day at the same time.

Returning this year is another scavenger hunt after ASCK offered its first one last year to much success. During the May 28=29 weekend, participants will be asked to snap pictures of blue “treasures” across Chatham for the “Paint the Town Blue” scavenger hunt. Participants who capture all of the “treasures” will be entered into a random draw to win a prize. You can register solo or with a team of up to six members.

More prizes and fundraising awards for Top Individual and Team Fundraiser are also on tap for this year’s walk.

ASCK has a set goal of $55,000. This will ensure that they can continue to safely offer their vital programs and services that the 1000+ local clients and care partners rely on every year.

To register for any of the events or to make a donation, visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca. For more information, contact Joel Emery, fund development/admin co-ordinator, at 519-352-1043 or jemery@alzheimerchathamkent.ca.


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