JOIN A MEM­ORY WALK FOR A WORLD WITH­OUT DE­MEN­TIA

WE’RE ASK­ING YOU TO JOIN WITH US IN SUP­PORT­ING OUR CHAR­ITY, ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY, AND TAKE PART IN A MEM­ORY WALK

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TAKE PART AND RAISE FUNDS FOR ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY

ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY SUP­PORT­ERS RUTH LANGSFORD, SALLY LINDSAY AND LINDA ROB­SON ARE LEAD­ING THE CALL FOR WOMAN&HOME READ­ERS TO UNITE AGAINST DE­MEN­TIA BY TAK­ING PART IN THE CHAR­ITY’S AN­NUAL MEM­ORY WALK FUNDRAIS­ING EVENT.

WITH DE­MEN­TIA SET TO BE THE 21ST CEN­TURY’S BIG­GEST KILLER, THE TRIO OF TELE­VI­SION STARS HAVE RAL­LIED BE­HIND THE CHAR­ITY, WHICH IS URG­ING FAM­ILY, FRIENDS, COL­LEAGUES AND FURRY FOURLEGGED FRIENDS TO UNITE AGAINST DE­MEN­TIA THIS AU­TUMN.

THIS YEAR, MEM­ORY WALK AIMS TO RAISE £9 MIL­LION NA­TION­ALLY AND BRING TO­GETHER MORE THAN 110,000 WALK­ERS ACROSS THE GEN­ER­A­TIONS AT 34 WALKS THROUGH­OUT ENG­LAND, WALES AND NORTH­ERN IRE­LAND – IN­CLUD­ING THE

FIRST EVER NIGHT WALKS IN LON­DON, MANCH­ESTER AND CARDIFF.

ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY IS COM­MIT­TED TO SPEND­ING AT LEAST £150 MIL­LION OVER THE NEXT DECADE ON DE­MEN­TIA RE­SEARCH TO IM­PROVE CARE FOR PEO­PLE LIV­ING WITH DE­MEN­TIA AND HELP FIND A CURE. THE ONLY WAY THAT DE­MEN­TIA CAN TRULY BE DE­FEATED IS BY MORE PEO­PLE THAN EVER COM­ING TO­GETHER TO SUP­PORT ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY AND FOL­LOW­ING THE EX­AM­PLE SET BY RUTH, SALLY AND LINDA IN SIGN­ING UP TO TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR’S SE­RIES OF MEM­ORY WALKS.

Loose Women AND ITV’S This Morn­ing PRE­SEN­TER RUTH LANGSFORD, WHO LOST HER DAD, DEN­NIS, TO DE­MEN­TIA, AND IS AN ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY AM­BAS­SADOR, TOLD W&H:

“There’s noth­ing like Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety’s Mem­ory Walk be­cause it’s one of those ex­tra­or­di­nary events that leaves you not know­ing whether to laugh or cry. There are peo­ple like me, of all ages, who are walk­ing in mem­ory of loved ones who have de­vel­oped de­men­tia and that is truly mov­ing. But Mem­ory Walk is also ex­tremely up­lift­ing be­cause peo­ple are unit­ing against de­men­tia and that gives me hope that a cure can be found for a dev­as­tat­ing con­di­tion.”

FOR­MER Coro­na­tion Street STAR SALLY LINDSAY, WHO RE­CENTLY AP­PEARED IN THE AC­CLAIMED DRAMA Mur­dered for Be­ing Dif­fer­ent, AND WHOSE LATE GRANDMA, ELLEN, HAD DE­MEN­TIA, SAID:

Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety Mem­ory Walk is im­por­tant be­cause it not only raises vi­tal funds for re­search but also shows that more and more peo­ple across the coun­try are united in the fight against de­men­tia.

“Sadly, I know from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence that de­men­tia doesn’t care who you are; it could af­fect us all. It’s time to come to­gether to walk to­wards a cure, im­prove care and trans­form un­der­stand­ing.

“Some­one de­vel­ops de­men­tia ev­ery three min­utes, and there is cur­rently no cure, but Mem­ory Walk makes me con­fi­dent that to­gether we can beat it.”

Birds of a Feather STAR AND Loose Women PAN­EL­LIST LINDA ROB­SON, WHO LOST HER MUM, RITA, TO DE­MEN­TIA, ADDED:

I’m a big fan of Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety Mem­ory Walk, and it means a lot to take part in them be­cause the way peo­ple come to­gether from all walks of life shows that no one is alone when de­men­tia en­ters their lives. It is a daunt­ing fact that some­one de­vel­ops de­men­tia in the UK ev­ery three min­utes but Mem­ory Walk is a chance to unite and walk for your fam­ily and friends af­fected by de­men­tia, and for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions so de­men­tia doesn’t win.”

MARIE AIR, THE MOTHER OF TV PRE­SEN­TER DONNA AIR AND WHOSE LATE FATHER, JOE, DE­VEL­OPED ALZHEIMER’S DIS­EASE, TOOK PART IN THE TYNESIDE MEM­ORY WALK, AND SHE ADDED:

“The fight against de­men­tia is a cause that is re­ally close to my heart and that’s why Mem­ory Walk is such an in­spi­ra­tional event. Peo­ple turn out in force to re­mem­ber loved ones who are or have been liv­ing with de­men­tia, and they also feel pas­sion­ate about rais­ing money for Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.”

ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY CHIEF EX­EC­U­TIVE, JEREMY HUGHES, SAID:

“Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety’s Mem­ory Walk is go­ing from strength to strength each year, which is just as well be­cause with de­men­tia set to be the 21st cen­tury’s big­gest killer, we must unite more than ever to show de­men­tia we are no walkover.

“While de­men­tia can dev­as­tate lives, ev­ery pound raised by Mem­ory Walk will help Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and sup­port, im­prove care, fund re­search and cre­ate last­ing change for peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia. Un­til we find a cure, we will keep walk­ing so de­men­tia doesn’t win.”

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