Investors Group sponsors Walk for Alzheimer’s national fundraiser

By The IJ Staff | April 25 2018 11:30AM

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The Alzheimer Society has announced Investors Group as its first-ever national title sponsor for the Walk for Alzheimer's – the Society's annual nationwide fundraiser.

The common goal of the walks, which take place during the month of May and June across Canada, is to raise vital funds for local programs and services, which will help individuals and families living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Raised close to $5 million last year

Last year, more than 25,000 participants in more than 250 walks raised over $4.9 million. This year’s walks have been newly branded Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's.

"Investors Group is proud to support the Alzheimer Society and their outstanding efforts to improve the quality of life for Canadian families living with dementia," said Jeff Carney, President and CEO of Investors Group and IGM Financial in an April 25 announcement. "We all know someone touched by this disease. Through our clients, we see first-hand the emotional and financial challenges this critical health issue presents for families. I know our employees and financial advisors across the country look forward to making these walks a success, delivering funds and advice to Canadians in need."

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