Aiming big

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The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is looking for bigger and better things from the Walk for Alzheimer’s.

The annual fundraiser is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 22 in Prince Albert, and Angela Klaassen, the society’s event coordinator, said they’re hoping to expand an already successful event.

We all know someone who has the disease, or is suffering with another dementia,” she explained. “I think (the issue) is near and dear to a lot of people.”

Last years event brought out roughly 50 walkers who raised $4,400 for the society. The event was one of five held across Saskatchewan, and in total, fundraisers combined to amass $1750,000.

Organizers are hoping to see those numbers increase again this year. The goal is to hit the 100-walker attendance mark in Prince Albert, and raise $200,000 province-wide.