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Event Information

Time:
Registration at 7am
Ceremony at 8:30am
Walk at 9am

Route Length:

Location:
CityPlace
700 S Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Contact:
Tricia Williams | 954-786-1533 | twilliams@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. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

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

Calling all superheroes!  Wear your costume to the West Palm Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s as this year the Walk is themed - Superheroes Against Alzheimer's. Appropriate for walking Super hero costumes and of course purple attire is always welcome.

What are the directions to the Walk? I-95 Exit 70 to Okeechobee Boulevard East or Turnpike Exit 99 to Okeechobee Boulevard East CityPlace will be on your left once you pass the Palm Beach Convention Center. Turn left into Hibiscus Parking off of Okeechobee Blvd for Parking.

Where do we park? Parking will be available at a discounted rate of $3.00 per carload, at Hibiscus and Macy’s parking garage. Parking validation will be provided.

Can I pick up my tee shirt and wristband prior to Walk day? Yes, please attend our Advanced T-Shirt Pick up Night.  This is a come and go event where participants are encouraged to turn in money, pick up their tee shirt if they raised $100 and complete pre check-in for the Walk. Attending bank night will allow you to bypass the lines during the check-in process on Walk day! Sponsors are also encouraged to attend bank night to pick up their tee shirts and bracelets.

October 25 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3333 Forest Hill Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL 33406

What do I do when I arrive?: We ask that all Pre-registered guests enter the pre-registered line and all non-registered guests visit our not registered line to complete a waiver and register for the walk. You are considered not registered if you never completed the paper or online walk registration process.

Schedule of Activities: Registration/Check-in will open at 7:00am and Opening Ceremonies will take place from about 8:30am until 9:00am. Walking will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 10:30am. 

Can children attend?  Yes, we simply ask that you sign for them during the check-in process on Walk day.

Is there a fee to Walk?: No, but we encourage all participants to help raise funds. 

What is the length of the Walk course? 2 miles, it will be (3) three laps up Hibiscus, across Sapodilla, down Datura Street and across Rosemary Avenue.

Will you have food and beverages on site? Yes, we will provide a light fare to participants with coffee and water on-site.

Are there any activities for the kids? Yes, we will have an assortment of arts and craft activities available for kids.

Can I raise money even after the Walk is over? Yes, we will accept donations for the 2017 Walk season until December 1st, 2017. On January 1st, 2018 donations will be credited to the 2018 Walk season. 

Is vendor space available? No. Vendor space will only be provided to sponsors and to our teams that raise at least $5,000 and have 30 registered participants by the October 20th deadline (this is 1 week before the Walk). If you are interested in sponsoring or forming a team please contact Tricia Williams at twilliams@alz.org or call 561-967-0047

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. Yes pets are allowed, however please have them leashed and provide to clean up after them. Please make sure your pet is able to tolerate being in a large crowd and not be threatening to others.

What happens if it rains? Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

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 or please contact Jennifer Siesel at jsiesel@alz.org or call 954.786.1533 for more information.

What is the Promise Garden? Each person connected to someone with Alzheimer’s has his or her reason for Walking to End Alzheimer’s. We use 4 different colors of a windmill flower to represent the diverse reasons why we Walk and to symbolize our commitment to remember, to honor, to care and to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Each registered participant will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one promise garden flower. You choose a color based on your reason to Walk. You can write the name or a message on your flower and we will have a heart-felt ceremony to honor our commitment before the start of our Walk.

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.

To download our event details and FAQ, click here.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Tricia Williams
Phone: 954-786-1533
Email: twilliams@alz.org

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