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Event Information

Time:
Party starts: 7:30 am
Walk starts: 9 am

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Location:
Civic Center Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Contact:
Leshia Pearson | 405-319-0780 | lepearson@alz.org or okcwalk@alz.org

General Information

Where do the funds go?

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. A team earns 1 shirt per $100 raised UP TO the amount of walkers registered on the team. So, for a team of 10 that raises $800, they would get 8 shirts. For a team of 10 that raises $1,200, they would get 10 shirts. T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day, or at either of the Bank Days on September 27th or 28th, from 10 am to 6pm at 2123 N Classen Blvd, in OKC. 

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

Event Specifics

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?

We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. We ask that you please refrain from bringing any pets.

What happens if it rains? 

We will hold the event in rain or shine. Only severe storms or lightning will cause us to cancel, and we will post a cancellation on social media at that time. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. 

Can someone else can pick up my t-shirt and Walk materials?

Yes, it's easier to have one person pick up the materials for an entire team. You can have a team member or spouse pick up your materials by simply providing a name or an entire team's name on Bank Days (September 27-28) or at the Registration tables on the morning of the Walk. 

What if we can't make it to the Alzheimer's Association office for either of the Bank Days on Wednesday, September 27, or Thursday, September 28?

You can still get your t-shirts and all important information at the Registration tables on the morning of the Walk. We are opening Registration at 7:30 a.m. 

Where do we park?

There are many parking lots near the Civic Center at 500 Couch Dr. We do not have any lots specifically designated for the Walk, but finding parking near the Civic Center should not be a problem. 

Is it too late to raise money? 

No! You can still earn your T-shirt and Cow Bell after the Walk.  We will continue to raise money until the end of October, hoping for every opportunity to END Alzheimer's disease. 

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?

We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone with Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Leshia Pearson
Phone: 405-319-0780
Email: lepearson@alz.org or okcwalk@alz.org

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s.