The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, presented by Go Auto, is the largest fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The Walk provides an impactful way for British Columbians to celebrate and remember people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising valuable funds and awareness to create change.
Each year we honour someone within Kamloops who has been affected by dementia or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. This year, we honour Sandee Hall. Sandee is a cheerful person with a great sense of humour. She focuses on the positive and isn’t afraid to share her concerns with her family and everyone. When she started experiencing cognitive changes, she managed them with the same optimistic and open approach.
When Sandee was searching for volunteer work in Kamloops, she came across a newspaper article about a memory test offered at a local clinic. The test showed memory loss and shortly afterwards, a PET scan confirmed her diagnosis of young onset dementia. In 2019, a local medical clinic referred Sandee and her family to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., and she and her daughter followed up with an initial two-hour call to the Society’s Kamloops Resource Centre. Now, Sandee attends both in-person and online Minds in Motion® programs with her sister Sherry and her daughter Cheri-Leah, respectively, where they enjoy group exercises, followed by social time with people who understand the journey. Sandee considers her fellow program participants an extension of her family. Sandee loves keeping her mind sharp playing card games, dominoes and bridge both with her family and with her close friend (and bridge partner) Judy, who supports her along the way.
Get your family, friends and colleagues together and join us on Sunday, May 28 to help fund vital programs and services for people affected by dementia.