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Annual Walk for Memories supports those with dementia

THE WALK FOR Memories on Jan. 27 in the Comox Valley will be dedicated to Second World War Spitfire pilot Duke Warren, seen here with his wife Melba. - Photo submitted
THE WALK FOR Memories on Jan. 27 in the Comox Valley will be dedicated to Second World War Spitfire pilot Duke Warren, seen here with his wife Melba.
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Participants at the Investors Group Walk for Memories will take part on behalf of the thousands of British Columbians struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Funds raised at the annual event support research for the causes and cure of the disease. Money also ensures people impacted by Alzheimer's and other dementias connect to a provincial network of information, services and support.

More than 70,000 British Columbians suffer from Alzheimer's and other dementias. About 10,000 are younger than 65.

This year's event is dedicated to Duke Warren, a decorated Spitfire pilot who served during the Second World War. Later in life, Duke developed Alzheimer's. He passed away at age 89 in 2011 in Comox.

The walk is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Lewis Park in Courtenay. Registration is at noon. There is no charge to register.

For more information call 250-338-7811 ext. 225, or visit www.walkformemories.com.

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