P.A. raises money for Alzheimer's Society

By Michael Joel-Hansen
January 29, 2019 - 3:44pm

The rough winter weather didn’t stop people from coming out this past weekend to the Alfred Jenkins Field House in support the annual Alzheimer’s walk.

Angela Klaassen, who serves as events coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan said organizers were pleased with the number of people who came out.

“I think we’ve probably got about 40 to 50 people that actually attended,” she said.

Klaassen explained that another 25 to 30 people had registered for the walk online. Klaassen speculated that the cold weather likely played a role in some people not coming out.  

“You know, it’s a good turnout,” she said.

In Saskatchewan, there are a large number of people who are directly affected, both directly and indirectly by Alzheimer’s Disease.

“In the province, we currently have nearly 20,000 people that are suffering with Alzheimer’s or related dementias,” she said.

Sunday's walk was the sixth event of its kind to be held in P.A. Klaassen said the local community has been supportive of the fundraising effort in past years, which motivates her organization to continue putting it on.

Last weekend’s walk saw around $7,000 raised, which Klaassen said reflects well on the city.  

“It’s great to see, you know, the support of Prince Albert again to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society,” she said.

With files from Andy Cohen.



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