The family of Peggy Mangan who was found dead after five days have organised a fund-raising walk that will retrace the 12km route she took before getting lost.
Peggy, 65, who suffered from Alzheimers, went missing on September 23 but was eventually found with her beloved dog Casper after a search on a waste ground close to IKEA in Ballymun.
Her heartbroken family are organising a walk in December from near Mt Jerome Cemetery to near IKEA. Money raised will be used to buy GPS tracker bracelets for loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
The family has set up the Peggy Mangan Foundation in her memory, and the Facebook page for the foundation has accrued over 6,000 'likes'.
A source told independent.ie the date for the walk has yet to be confirmed, but already 500 people have signed up.
"The foundation was set up to help Alzheimers and dog shelters. The awareness is getting out there, and that's what we set it up to do as well."
"A lot of people are dog lovers but they don't have the connection with Alzheimers, and vice versa."
The 12km walk will take around two and a half hours to complete at a slow and steady pace.
"People will probably bring their dogs along as well. We're trying to organise it to take place on a Saturday so that they're be no peak hour traffic and we'll be able to get as much footfall as possible," the source said.
By Geraldine Gittens