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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I secure a guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a member of ALZ Stars?
There are 3 steps to securing your entry.
1)  Submit an athlete contract/signed waiver to Katherine Stewart - ALZ Stars staff partnern - kastewart@alz.org
2)  JOIN ALZ Stars
3)  REGISTER for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon using our unique charity URL. This will be provided to you.

How do I start fundraising?
The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating in this event. You can share your story on your personal fundraising page by logging in to your participant center. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth. 

Where does the money go?
The funds raised through this event benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. See this page for more information on our fundraising standards.

How is the money collected?
Submitting donations to the Alzheimer’s Association is quick and easy.  Donations can be made online, by submitting a check or money order by mail and hand-delivering cash, checks or money orders to the Illinois Chapter.

Our address:
Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter
8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL  60631
ATTN:  ALZ Stars - 2020 Chicago Marathon 

Be sure to include your personal donation form which includes your personalized participant information.