Fundraiser this weekend for Alzheimer’s disease in Red Deer

The Bronco Club is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada for the event

  • Jul. 26, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Fundraiser this weekend for Alzheimer’s disease in Red Deer

The Bronco Club of Red Deer is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada for a weekend long fundraising event.

Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible and destroys brain cells, according to the Alzheimer’s Society web site. The disease affects a person’s ability to understand, think, remember and communicate. Currently there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, or a treatment that will stop the progression.

The event will begin July 28th at 4 p.m., which is open to the public, and will consist of a show ‘n shine, virtual reality games, pizza, and raffle tickets. The event takes place at the Carnival Cinemas parking lot.

The remainder of the weekend’s activities are for Bronco Round-Up Canada 2017 members only. As they will leave Red Deer from the Carnival Cinemas parking lot on Saturday at 10 a.m., for a poker rally, and end the day at the Kraay Family Farm for dinner.

Sunday events will begin at 10 a.m., as the Broncos will leave Red Deer from the Carnival Cinemas parking lot and go to a location where there will be a barbecue, and mud.

Organizer of the Bronco Round-Up Canada 2107, Warren Kitteringham said the event is very significant to him as his mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

“It’s a combination of Ford Bronco’s, and the public,” Kitteringham added. “We’re having fun with Broncos.”

The Bronco Round-Up Canada 2017 has grown over the previous year, Kitteringham expects 50 people to be in attendance, compared to last year where there were 30 people at the event.

“The event is for those people who like cars. Come out a help support a great cause,” Kitteringham added, the events are a great opportunity for families to come out, and have a great night.

For more information, or to register, call 403-896-2211.