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Program Schedule 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • 8:00 am | Registration and Festivities Area Open
  • 8:00 am | Music line-up from DJ Ed Combomg
  • 8:30 am | Opening Ceremony Begins, hosted by Dave McCallum, 95.3 KUIC
  • 9:15 am | Promise Flower Ceremony
  • 9:30 am | Walk Begins (1 and 3 mile route)

Location, Parking and Transportation

Location: Harbor Plaza
Main Street at Solano Street Suisun City, CA 94585
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Vehicle Parking: Free self-parking is available in all city lots along the waterfront. Metered spots on Main Street.

ADA/Handicapped Parking: If you require accessible parking, and have an ADA/handicap placard please email solanowalk@alz.org by Friday, October 26th at 12:00pm to request a reserved spot. We will do our best to accommodate these requests in the small lot immediately adjacent to the Festivities Area. Please note availability is extremely limited. When you arrive at Harbor Plaza, turn in to the parking lot and look for volunteers holding clipboards. They will direct you to our ADA parking. Thank you!

Directions: 

  • Coming from Highway 12 Eastbound: Exit Main Street. Keep right as the exit ramp curves around onto Lotz Way. Turn left onto Main Street. Left turn into parking lot.
  • Coming from Highway 12 Westbound: Exit Main Street. Stay straight and then veer left and cross under the highway. Turn left into parking lot.

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Walker Check-in, Promise Flower & T-shirt Pick Up

Check-in: All participants are required to check themselves in on the morning of the Walk in order to access the event Festivities Area and pick up a Promise Flower. Be sure to register every member of your team in advance to make the check-in process fast and easy on Walk Day. Team Captains will NOT be able to check-in for the entire team on the morning of Walk as the list is organized by Walker last name, not by team name. Check-in opens at 8:00 am near Main Street.

Promise Flowers: Every registered participant will receive a wristband, you may show your wristband at the Promise Flower tent to pick up a Promise Flower corresponding with your connection to the disease.

T-Shirts: Registered participants with $100 or more in individual fundraising will receive a t-shirt ticket upon check-in which may be redeemed at the T-shirt tent for a 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt. (Team gifts & combined team totals do not apply.)

Champions Tent

Participants with $500 or more in individual fundraising will also receive Champions benefits at Walk. Champions and Grand Champions may proceed directly to the Champions Tent upon arrival to enjoy special treatment and exclusive benefits such as express check-in, coffee, refreshments, massage and more!

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

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. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

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.

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: Brittany Enos-Harrit
Phone: 408-372-9912
Email: solanowalk@alz.org

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