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2014 Walk for Memories will honour Campbell River couple’s fight for an Alzheimer’s cure

Terry and Myrna Brewer have donated their time tothe Alzheimer Society Support group for over 13 years. - Photo submitted
Terry and Myrna Brewer have donated their time tothe Alzheimer Society Support group for over 13 years.
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The 2014 Walk for Memories will be held on Jan. 26 at the Campbell River Common Shopping Mall on Ironwood Street, with a very generous couple in the spotlight.

Terry and Myrna Brewer moved to Campbell River, B.C. in 1970 where they raised their two sons, Dean and Kent. Terry and Myrna have been happily married for 54 years. They are the grandparents to four grandchildren; Sierra, Jasmine, Kailah and Blaise.

The couple enjoys traveling and going on cruises and knows no matter what happens they can count on each other.

They have taken part in their local Alzheimer Society Support Group for over 13 years. Myrna first started attending Support Groups when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, several of her family members have received the same diagnosis and she asked Terry to join her as a volunteer. Together they have been helping local individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Terry and Myrna say they have benefited from attending the Support Groups because it gives them knowledge on how they can communicate and allows them to get together with other people affected by the disease. Terry and Myrna are hoping for a cure and also for more government funding for research.

We invite you to walk in Campbell River for Terry and Myrna Brewer and the more than 70,000 individuals and families in B.C. who are living with dementia. You can register online today for the walk and raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease by visiting www.walkformemories.com.

Paper pledge and registration forms are available at Investors Group at 1046 Cedar Street in Campbell River and 1599 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay.

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