Walkers take part in the Walk For Alzheimer’s at the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Arboretum on Saturday, May 11, 2019 near Owen Sound, Ont. The walk was one of four in Grey-Bruce with others in Hanover, Saugeen Shores and Thornbury. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network
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The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Grey-Bruce hit a major milestone this year.For the first time, the local walks raised more than $100,000 in one year to support local people living with dementia.“This is a 20 per cent increase over last year’s total and 40 per cent growth since we launched the fundraiser four years ago,” Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce Executive Director Stephen Musehl said in a news release. “The organization is so fortunate to have the support of this incredible community.”More than 600 people took part in the local walks that took place on May 11 in Hanover, Owen Sound, Saugeen Shores and Town of the Blue Mountains.It was the first year the event was held in the Blue Mountains and the event raised more than $15,000, well exceeding a goal of $10,000.The Memory Cafe team was the top team in the walks, bringing in more than $7,500, while Peter Carter of Tiverton was the top individual, raising over $5,000. Carter has raised close to $70,000 all-time in support of people living with dementia, the news release said.