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Gilbrea students walk for Alzheimer’s

$1,255 raised in support of local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.

Jan 18, 2017

Saturday morning a group of nine graduate level students from McMaster’s Gilbrea Center opted to team up and join the walk to help raise funds for people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

They were part of a larger, student-driven initiative that brought parents, care givers and families together to walk the indoor track at McMaster, raising money and showing support for people affected by Dementia. By the end of the day, the Gilbrea student team had contributed $1,255 to the over $11,000 total raised by McMaster participants.   

The Gilbrea Centre is an interdisciplinary research hub based in the social sciences that is dedicated to address issues of aging through collaborative and policy relevant research. Its graduate students come from a variety of disciplines such a health studies, gerontology, social work, music, economics, psychology, anthropology, business and nursing to name a few.

When the opportunity arose for the student group to support one of their community partners, the Alzheimer Society, there was no hesitation in their decision to slip on their sneakers, get active, and walk for the cause.

Hats off to all of the students who participated and a special thank you to everyone who donated!  The money raised goes toward support programs, services and other activities like education and awareness initiatives in the Hamilton community.

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The Gilbrea Student Team:

Pictured above: Kelsey Priestman, Rachel Estok, Catherine Dyer, Stefania Cerisano, Kathleen Oliver, Alison McNeil, Stephanie Hatzifilalithis, Leanne Stewart (missing from photo Rachel Weldrick).

About the Gilbrea Centre

The Gilbrea Centre is an interdisciplinary research hub that is dedicated to address issues of aging through collaborative and policy relevant research. Based on a collaborative undertaking by outstanding researchers and educators, the Centre produces and communicates socially-relevant knowledge which helps to broaden understandings of aging, the challenges that exist, and the suggested directions for change.