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Event Information

Registration at 8:30 am
Ceremony at 10 am
Walk at 10:25/10:30 am

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24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
2400 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Jennifer Chavez | 757-793-5064 | jchavez@alz.org


Photos from 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's 

Didn't get to pick up your shirt and/or medal on Walk day? Still have offline donations to turn in?
Our office is open M-F, 9-5 PM. Please call us at 757-459-2405 or email us at sevawalkhelp@alz.org and let us know when you are planning to come. While your event may be over, we are still planning and organizing 4 additional chapter Walk events. So, we need to ensure that dedicated staff persons are able to assist you when you come.  

If you have downloaded the Walk to End Alzheimer's app on your smartphone, you now have access to mobile check deposit. Take a photo of your check and mobile deposit it towards your efforts. Instant credit! If you want to drop off checks or cash, please make sure that checks are made payable to ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION. Our address: Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk VA 23502. Please include how you want to allocate funds if you are still expecting incentives based on fundraising. 

You will have until October 22, a full month to keep fundraising towards eligibility in the national incentive program. Incentives are not cumulative. Following the deadline, you will receive an email or offline kit with directions on how to redeem your incentive prize. Only one code per participant. Therefore, if you registered multiple people with the same email, you will need to log in and change or update it in order to participate in the program. Have additional questions? Email your staff partner at jchavez@alz.org.  

If you took tickets to sell for fundraising credit, you have until October 27 to sell. That is the last day per our gaming commission permit. ALL stubs, monies and unsold tickets are property of the Alzheimer's Association and must be turned in. Mail or call us to arrange drop off of supply. Live drawing will be held on November 14 on the Hampton Roads Show. Winner is responsible for all taxes, title and fees associated with the car raffle.  

Join us at the post Walk wrap up event on November 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach, at 6 PM. RSVP YES to Jackie by November 7 to 757-459-4211. We will be celebrating our successes, top teams, top individuals and other superlative awards! 

Do you have ideas on how to elevate the walk experience? Do you have connections in the community you want to share with us to increase outreach and participation? Then we need YOU! Email Jenn, jchavez@alz.org. Volunteer committees meet monthly to strategize and work year-round to increase participation in Walk through education, marketing, and onboarding. 

Saturday's Event Schedule and What to Expect on Walk Day 

Schedule of events:
8:30 AM Registration and Check In 
10 AM Opening Ceremony
10:25/10:30 AM Walk Starts
11:40/11:45 AM END ALZ Photo Op
12 Noon Closing Ceremony
12:30 Event Ends

You will have to pay to park if you drive to attend our event. Municipal garages are found between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue. There is a fee year round. The closest garage is on 25th Street, one block over from the park. The address is 336 25th Street. 

Operating Hours: 7am-12:30am daily            
Rates*: $2/hr; max. $10 > 3 hrs
On street parking meters are available as well. Meter and garage parking payments may be made via cash, credit or debit card. 

Daily Parking Rates
Up to 1 hour—$2.00
Up to 2 Hours—$4.00
Up to 3 Hours—$6.00
Over 3 Hours—$10.00

Parking Meters at the oceanfront are enforced 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from April 1 through October 31.
Meters located at 24 ½ Street and the 300 block of 25th Street are enforced all year long. Additional options 

Participants with a handicapped plate or placard can park at meters for FREE for up to 4 hours. 

Commonwealth Senior Living will be shuttling participants between the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street to the park. Please park in the lot closest to 19th and Jefferson Avenue. There will be signs. You will be dropped off by the park. The shuttles will run from 8 AM to 1 PM. There are additional events going on in the city on Saturday so please be patient with van drivers as they work to get you safely to the park. 

Senior communities with transport vans or buses cannot pull up along Atlantic Avenue to drop off residents. You must make arrangements to drop them and pick up as close to the park but not stop along Atlantic Avenue. You can be ticketed for blocking traffic. Additionally, these buses cannot fit in most parking garages. Oversized vans or buses must park at the 4th Street lot and pay a $15 fee or make arrangements for pick up. 

There are 2 ways into the park. The first general area will be the center entrance to the park on the street side. The VIP entrance is the one closest to the 24th Street connector and will be available to those who have already picked up shirts and promise garden bracelets. If you do not need to visit Registration or Check-In, you can enter through here. 

Check-in and registration begins at 8:30 AM. If you need to turn in funds, register friends/family/teammates, pick up earned incentives such as a medal or shirt after meeting the minimum fundraising level, you will need to check-in.  This is a large tent with REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN banners. 
Team captains, please make sure to communicate with your team members about coordinating the pick up of shirts. Each registered participant must have $100 next to their name on our report to receive one. If you are turning in group funds, please speak with someone at Check-In to allocate group funds to meet the minimum. Reminder; team gifts do not equal shirts. If you raised $1000, you do not get 10 shirts. Please plan accordingly. 

Checks need to be made payable to the ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION. We will return any checks with incorrect information. This could slow down processing times and fundraising credit. Please help us ensure that your donations have the correct information. In addition to checks, we accept cash and credit card processing.  

NEW MOBILE CHECK DEPOSIT: For faster processing, download the Walk to End Alzheimer's app on your smart phone and follow the prompts within to access mobile banking. This app is available on Google Play and the Apple Store. Once downloaded, log in with your username and password. Click on Fundraise, Enter Donations. You can enter them via credit card or take a photo of your check(s). Follow the prompts. Watch video 

Walk happens rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. It is forecast to be cool in the morning and hot by mid-morning. Changes and cancellations of the Walk due to severe weather will be communicated via email or on the front of the walk site. 

Please be sure to visit with our sponsors. We would like to thank our National Presenting Sponsor, Edward Jones, our Proud Regional Sponsor, BayPort Credit Union and our Presenting Sponsors, Mass Mutual CommonwealthStephens Financial PartnersThe Memory Center Virginia Beach and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Please help us thank them and the rest of our sponsors for their generous corporate support. 

Participants should receive a bracelet at the office or Check-In tent. Please wear this at our event at all times. Not only does this identify you as a participant of our event but this bracelet allows the wearer to choose and keep a flower pinwheel from our promise garden. Each color signifies an element of the promises we make on Walk day. Please choose ONE color that most closely represents your connection. This pinwheel is only available to registered participants. 

BLUE- I have Alzheimer's or related dementia
YELLOW- I am a current caregiver or supporting someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia
PURPLE- I have lost someone
ORANGE- I support the cause 

Public restrooms are at the entrance to the park. These are clearly marked. 

This year's car will be on the boardwalk. Bring cash or checks to purchase these $5 tickets for a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Camry Sport Edition. The winner will be chosen November 14 on the Hampton Roads Show. Winner responsible for taxes, title and fees associated with lottery win. 

You will be walking on the boardwalk. 1 and 3 mile options. You do not need to tell us which one you are walking. You do not even need to walk if you choose. There is a water station next to the stage at 24th Street Park, 11th Street and 2nd Street. Volunteers will be on the boardwalk to direct you if you are walking the 1 mile. Chalk the Walk where you will be able to draw your reason for walking will be at 11th Street. We invite you to take part in the fun and take a photo! Tag us @alzseva #walk2endalz #endalz 

Virginia Beach Sheriff's deputies, Virginia Beach Police officers and Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue will be on site to assist in the event of services being needed. They will be on site for the duration of our event from 8 AM to 1 PM. If something happens, please do not hesitate to call 911 and notify a STAFF or COMMITEE member. 

Grab your team or take a selfie in front of the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum. Our large promise garden flower pot will be there. All photos will be uploaded to our chapter's facebook page 2-3 days post Walk. The team photos area will begin 8:30-10 AM. We will stop for the opening ceremony and resume at 10:30-11:30 AM. 

We will also be staging our END ALZ Photo on Walk day. We need you to help us spell it. A photo will be taken from the crow's nest of the museum. We are projecting to take this photo between 11:40/11:45 AM. Announcements will be made from the stage and volunteers will be on site to assist with body placement. 

This area will be next door at the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum. Games for kids, face paint, and other treats will be available for little ones. The pet area will also be here. Water bowls, treats and shade will be available for furry ones. 

Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum has partnered with us for Walk day. They are waiving admission for our participants. However, they are a nonprofit just like us so please consider making a donation to tour their newly renovated and interactive space. 

If you are on facebook, please make sure to check-in to our event online. We want to know you were there. You can also share photos and your experiences within the event. Tag us in your photos @alzseva #walk2endalz #endalz #alzseva 

ADVOCACY: Take Action
We need your voice to help effect major changes in our nation's capital. Volunteers will be asking you to sign a card to sign up to be an advocate. As an advocate, you will be adding your name and contact info to thousands across the United States. If you signed one last year, you will need to sign a new one this year. We take those cards to our representatives each year during the annual AIM Advocacy Forum. Recently, grassroots advocacy allowed the Senate to approve a $425M investment in Alzheimer's research funding for the National Institute of Health (NIH). Learn more about advocacy

 FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions 

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions and Walk Website Help 

Partner Links
Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Visit Virginia Beach 

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Jennifer Chavez
Phone: 757-793-5064
Email: jchavez@alz.org

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