Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes different path for 2020
This year’s annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, isn’t just taking place on one course. It’s happening everywhere—on every track, trail or sidewalk.
Held annually in more than 600 communities, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research won’t take place as a large in-person gathering, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lace up your walking shoes for a good cause.
On event day, October 17, you’re invited to watch the local Walk Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony online (WHAT TIME, WHERE?), then everyone will walk in their own neighborhoods. The event will conclude with a drive-thru, view-only Promise Garden at Rock Chalk Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There is no fee to register for the Walk. All participants are encouraged to raise funds that will advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by enabling critical care and support services and advancing research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.
“Alzheimer’s does not stop in a COVID environment. Just because COVID has shut down our ability to meet and gather, Alzheimer’s is still a battle we need to continue to fight. I would go so far as to say that the Alzheimer’s Association needs our support more than ever. With so many resources being shut down, people are needing help with support and care more than ever,” said Curtis Jones, sales and marketing director.