People of Meath invited to the Annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Fundraiser
Comedian Neil Delamere and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird invite the people of Meath to make every step count for the third successive Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, proudly supported by Irish Life, which is taking place nationwide on Sunday, September 18th, during World Alzheimer’s Month 2022.
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages and abilities to unite together with their families and communities to raise awareness and funds for dementia supports. The ASI hopes that 3,000 walkers across Ireland will help us raise €250,000 for vital services that help to support so many people with dementia and their family carers across Ireland.
An estimated 2,078 people live with dementia in Meath, and 64,000 people live with dementia in Ireland which will more than double in the next 25 years to over 150,000 by 2045. However, there is one thing you can do to help – you can Walk Together on Sunday, September 18th
Walk with your household, family, friends and pets; it’s guaranteed to be a fun event. You can choose where you walk, whether your back garden or the local park – remember, on Sunday, September 18th – Let’s Walk Together. Family-friendly prices are €8 for kids and €20 for adults.
THREE EASY STEPS TO WALK TOGETHER
1. SIGN UP - Register on www.memorywalk.ie we’ll send you your Walk Participant Pack and t-shirt
2. PLAN your route for Sunday, 18th September and Let’s Walk Together
3. SHARE photos and videos of Your Walk on Social Media, and remember to use the hashtags #ASIMemoryWalk, #LetsWalkTogether and #PowerOfSupport.
Can’t participate in Alzheimer's Memory Walk this year? You can still go the extra distance for people living with dementia by donating on Alzheimer.ie
Comedian and ASI ambassador Neil Delamere said: “I’m excited to team up with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and show my support for Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Alzheimer's and dementia is a huge issue for our society. We can all do our part and Walk on Sunday, September 18th to raise much-needed funds for the 500,000 people in Ireland whose families have been affected by dementia."
Pamela Laird is delighted to back the campaign and has shared her family connection with dementia as her father, Sylvester, was diagnosed with dementia in 2016. The Dublin-based entrepreneur has said while the family started noticing changes with her father as far back as 2010, the dementia diagnosis was still very challenging for them all to deal with – especially when the pandemic. The former Dragons Den and the BBC’s Apprentice contestant wants to spotlight dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month and encourage others to reach out for support – like a member of her family did when they completed The ASI’s family carer training course. Pamela is doing the walk with her mother Yvonne and her Chihuahua, Tallulah, and wants others to do the same.
Beauty expert, entrepreneur and ASI Ambassador, Pamela Laird said: “I am delighted to return as an ambassador for Alzheimer’s Memory Walk again this year – it’s an excellent way to bring families and communities together to raise vital money and awareness during World Alzheimer’s Month 2022. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland does excellent work throughout the country, and my family have used their supports to help my dad with his journey with dementia."
Fundraising Manager Nikki Keegan said: “We are looking forward to walking together for those living with dementia on what promises to be a great event for all the family. We can't put into words what it means to have the support of our wonderful ambassadors, Pamela and Neil, our sponsor and CSR partner, Irish Life and our public supporters. Thank you all for being part of Alzheimer's Memory Walk. We are excited to get out on September 18th, walking together, supporting people with dementia.”