Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Taber Youth Raises $4,100 for Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer Society in Lethbridge is celebrating with Macrae Setoguchi from Taber who raised $4,100 in honour of his grandparents who are/were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Macrae received support from family and friends across North America to help those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as part of the Investors Group Memory Walk on June 16. The remarkable part of the story is that Macrae is only 11 years old!
Macrae was celebrated as the Top Youth Fundraiser at the Memory Walk in Lethbridge for his sizable contribution. His name will be entered in the provincial Top Youth Fundraiser category where he could win a Nintendo 3DS. Macrae was not the only young person to show his commitment to the cause: Tori Solomon Duda raised over $2,000.
“It’s exciting to see young people getting involved with fundraising for a good cause. Alzheimer’s disease touches many lives, including the grandchildren. We congratulate both Macrae and Tori for a job well done” says Diane Herrick, Manager, Community Relations, Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT. “Everyone who came out to support the work of the Alzheimer Society are our local heroes”.
For more information about the Investors Group Memory Walk or to make a pledge, go to www.alzheimer.ab.ca.
To learn more about the disease or support available through the Alzheimer Society, visit our website or contact the local Alzheimer Society office at 403-329-3766.