Walk for Dementia Raises Over $220,000 to Support Local Families

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On May 12th, at Tunney’s Pasture, with the support of over 700 participants, the Walk for Dementia™ raised over $220,000 (and counting) for The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.  The success of Ottawa’s Walk was made possible through the generosity of its founding sponsor, Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP Chartered Professional Accountants.

We cannot thank you enough! Thousands of donors and over 100 event volunteers worked together with The Dementia Society, to make a difference for local families living with dementia. All funds raised stay in the local community to provide support, education, navigation and resources.

For those who weren’t able to make it out to the event, there’s still time to give and make a difference, as donations received until June 30 will be added to the Walk for DementiaTM’s total. Visit www.dementiahelp.ca or call 613-523-4004 to make a donation.

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to our top fundraisers:


  1. Jill Fritsch ($18,070)
  2. Paul Morton ($13,480)
  3. John Wilson ($8,710.84)
  4. Mike Lupiano ($4,600)
  5. Denyse Lalonde ($3,455)

  1. Holby’s Heroes ($18,070)
  2. GGFL ($13,730)
  3. Renfrew Memory Makers ($13,083)
  4. Together No Man Is An Island ($8,802)
  5. Bruno’s Besties ($8,110)
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County thanks the following generous sponsors and exhibitors: Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, Costco, Banks Printing, The Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre, Barley Mow, Terlin Construction, Facilities Commercial Realty, GGFL, All Seniors Care, Symphony Senior Living, Visavie, Retire-at-Home, The Waterford Retirement Residence, Harmer House, Unitarian House and Age Well Solutions.

The Dementia Society is very grateful for the exceptional support of Bell Media as our exclusive media partner. Through CTV, CFRA 580, TSN 1200 and Majic100, we were able to widely promote The Walk for DementiaTM throughout Ottawa and Renfrew County.  We were also thrilled to have CTV’s Trisha Owens serve as our amazing MC for the day.

Special thanks to His Worship, Mayor Jim Watson, for attending the Walk for DementiaTM despite his very busy schedule.

To learn more about The Dementia Society’s programs, made possible thanks to events like May 12th’s Walk, please visit www.dementiahelp.ca  or call 613-523-4004 in Ottawa or 1-888-411-2067 in Renfrew County.

For more information:

Sheila Bauer, CEO

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