September celebrates World Alzheimer’s Month, in which the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) organises a number of events to bring together the community and raise awareness on providing care, love and most importantly to combat the stigma that surround
3/4Wasantha JArvinda de Silva flagging off the runners
4/4Wasantha JYasmin Cader, Secretary, LAF presenting a gift to a volunteer
The events begin with Run to Remember, which will kick off from the Taj Samudra North Lawn on September 1 at 4.30pm. The first event, which is a five kilometre run, will be flagged off by Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries – the first Sri Lankans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Runners will have to be present at the venue by 4pm for registration and the briefing. The runners and spectators are also encouraged to purchase a t-shirt and other memorabilia sold by the volunteers to help raise awareness and funds for the Foundation.
A unique art exhibition titled, “Remember me Sri Lanka” will be held from September 22 – 30 at the Barefoot Gallery from 10am – 7pm. The exhibition will feature the works of Sabine Ferber, a volunteer of LAF. The vibrant collection of 26 collages are skilfully created as a means of holistic therapy.
A theme featuring Sri Lanka enables the clients of Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation to enjoy while at the same time enhance their social engagement by inspiring conversations among people who generally have difficulties in expressing themselves. Cinnamon Grand’s Angsana Garden will hold the five kilometre Walk to end Alzheimer on September 29 at 8.30am; the participants are invited to gather there at 8am to meet prior to the commencing of the walk.
Refreshments will be provided as the walk routes out through key roads of Colpetty, with police escorts assisting at all times. There will also be a raffle draw with attractive prizes to culminate the end of the event.