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Event Information

Time:
Registration at 6:30am
Ceremony at 8am
Walk at 8:30am

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Location:
Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Contact:
Stefanie Mardar | 9547861533 | srmardar@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

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.

What are the directions to the Walk? Take I-95 to exit #48 (Yamato Road) and take the ramp toward Boca Raton. Turn left onto NW 51st Street. Make a right onto N. Federal Highway/US-1. Turn left onto NE Mizner Boulevard. Turn right onto NE 3rd Street. Turn right onto Plaza Real.

Where do we park? Plenty of free and metered parking will be available on-site in any of the multiple parking garages located at Mizner Park.

Can I check in early to pick up my tee shirt and wristband before Walk day? Yes, please attend our Advanced Check-In Events. (TBA) This is a come and go event where participants are encouraged to turn in money, pick up their t-shirt if they raised $100 and pre-check in for the Walk. Attending advanced check-in 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 t-shirts and wristbands.

 What do I do when I arrive: We ask that all participants check in at the check in tent. If you are not registered please get a registration form from a greeter before getting in line. The form is required. (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 6:30am and Opening Ceremonies will take place from 8:00am until 8:30am. Walking will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 10:00am. 

 Are pets allowed? Mizner Park Amphitheatre does NOT allow pets.

 Will I receive a t-shirt? Participants that individually fundraise $100 will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer's purple t-shirt. 

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 and a golf cart will make rounds in order to provide a shuttle back to the park if someone is unable to complete the walk. 

 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 volunteer on Walk Day? Yes, please contact Jennifer Siesel at jsiesel@alz.org or call 954.786.1533 for more information.

 Can I raise money even after the Walk is over? Yes, we will accept donations for the 2018 Walk season until December 1, 2018. On January 1, 2019 donations will be credited to the 2019 Walk season. 

*Please note that the deadline for local fundraising award purposes will be two weeks after the Walk (Nov 11, 2018). 

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.

  • 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.

How can I honor my loved one? In addition to the Promise Garden we will have a Memory Wall! We encourage you to bring a picture of your loved one (copies only please) to include on our Wall. We will also have chalk available for you to honor them in writing.

Is vendor space available? No. Vendor space will only be provided to our sponsors and to our teams that raise at least $5,000 and have 30 registered participants by October 19th. If you are interested in sponsoring or forming a team please contact Stefanie Mardar at srmardar@alz.org or 954.786.1533

You can download a copy of our FAQ here.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Stefanie Mardar
Phone: 9547861533
Email: srmardar@alz.org

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