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Pledge forms available for ‘Walk for Memories’

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With the local Alzheimer Society’s fourth-annual “Walk for Memories” slated for Sunday, May 28, organizers are encouraging those who haven’t already done so to pick up pledge forms.

“It’s not a long walk, not a marathon—just a nice Sunday afternoon walk for a good cause,” said Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society.

“I’m hoping the sun is shining and everyone comes out for a good time,” she added.

The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel, with participants going over to Fort Frances High School and then walking around the track there.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

T-shirts will be given out to all participants who turn in pledges while the individual who has the most pledges will win one-night accommodations at a hotel in either Winnipeg or Thunder Bay (this is still to be determined).

As in previous years, the event is open to anyone. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and then walk, run, bike, in-line skate, skateboard, or ride in their wheelchair or stroller.

“Walk for Memories” pledge forms are at various locations around the district, including Super 8, Pharmasave, and the Fort Frances Times office.

A “Walk for Memories” also will be held Saturday, May 27 in Rainy River. This will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion there.

There will be no walk in Emo, which last year only drew two people.

If you want a pledge form sent to you, call the Alzheimer Society at 1-800-682-0245.

Anyone who wants to help organize or volunteer at one of the walks also can call this number.

Looking a little farther down the road, the local Alzheimer Society will be holding a “tag day” here June 16-17. Volunteers are asked to donate two hours of their time.

To get involved, call the toll-free number above.

And motorcycle enthusiasts looking forward to the “Ride for Memories” can mark Saturday, Sept. 9 on their calendars.

Schonewille said organizers are aiming for 150 riders this time around—20 more than last year.

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