Ruth Langsford supports World Alzheimer’s Day with Memory Walk post

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Photo credit: Getty
Photo credit: Getty

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and to mark the occasion, Ruth Langsford shared a video from the annual Memory Walk.

Taking to Instagram, the presenter shared a video of herself cutting a blue ribbon to mark the start of the walk, before hundreds of people set off.

The Loose Women presenter captioned the image: "Today is World Alzheimer’s Day….raising awareness of dementia. As a proud ambassador for @alzheimerssoc I’ll be taking part in the annual Memory Walk again to help raise funds.

"It’s a wonderful way to remember those we’ve lost, support those living with dementia and help raise funds for research to find a cure for this cruel disease. The walks take place all over the country so if you’d like join us you can sign up to one near you."

Ruth followers immediately threw their support behind the ITV star, with thousands liking and commenting on the post, commenting, "Such an important charity to support" and "Thanks for your amazing support Ruth".

The Memory Walk that Ruth took part in is a way of raising money for the charity while remembering the people affected by dementia.

If you’ve been inspired by Ruth and you'd like to do your own Memory Walk, it couldn't be easier. Head to the Alzheimer's Society website and just choose the location, the route and who you walk with and once you sign up you’ll be sent a digital fundraising pack, filled with tips about how to make the most of your fundraising, plus a free Memory Walk t-shirt to wear on the day.

The Memory Walk is part of World Alzheimer's Month, which is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide.

If walking isn't for you, there are plenty of other ways to show your support for World Alzheimer’s Month. The charity is asking people to share their stories and post on social media with the hashtag #WorldAlzheimersMonth or to register to volunteer at a local Memory Walk by handing out water, or being on-hand to direct people along the route. You could even go one step further and volunteer to organising or take part in a fundraising event at any point throughout the month (or year).

If you or a loved one has been affected by dementia or you want to find out more, you can find more information at the Alzheimer's Society and NHS websites.

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