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Lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor.

Campaign Progress
of Goal
$566,834 Raised
58% Achieved




Our Goal

Event Details

Registration at 12pm (noon)
Ceremony at 2pm
Walk at 2:15pm

Huntington Park
330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus, OH

Jill Grosenheider-Rudd

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Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Molly Dierker ($44,430)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Ronald Keller ($20,483.50)
  3 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Brad Cochran ($8,135)
  4 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Connie Gallaher ($6,180)
  5 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Carol Dreska ($6,005)
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  1 -  Bill's Buddies and The Ganzhorn Gang ($85,000.20)
  2 -  Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village ($48,034.61)
  3 -  Cardinal Health Central Ohio ($8,595)
  4 -  Early Stage Warriors ($8,225)
  5 -  OhioHealth ($6,430)
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  1 - Senior Star ($48,034.61)
  2 - None ($9,865)
  3 - OhioHealth ($6,430)
  4 - JEA Senior Living ($6,201.46)
  5 - Westminster-Thurber Community ($5,967.50)
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News and Announcements

Watch this space to learn about upcoming events and the latest Walk to End Alzheimer's news!


Gates open at noon with the opening ceremony kicking off at 2pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  We encourage you to come early to avoid the lines, check-in, pick up your t-shirt (if you raised $100 individually), grab your promise garden flower and be part of the Walk to End Alzheimer's community.  All participants will enter through the main gate of the ballpark on the corner of Nationwide Blvd and Neil Ave. 

Ballpark Map 2019













We receive lots of questions about the walk route, so we've included the route below. Our opening ceremony begins inside the ballpark at 2pm and the 1.35 mile route immediately follows. The route is a nice stroll, very flat and ends with a cool down loop on the field. If you can't walk the entire way, feel free to stay in your seat inside the ballpark and cheer the walkers back in.

Columbus Walk Route 2019

Thanks to our sponsor Home Care Assistance we have three respite tents along our walk route.  All tents are handing out water and have health care professionals to assist if necessary. 

Respite Sponsor 2019

We love our furry supporters but unfortunately they aren’t allowed at Huntington Park. So dress your 4-legged friends in purple but they will have to celebrate at home!
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Sip 'n Support: Local Cantina's Purple Margarita
Team Fundraiser: Our Family Home & CRT Realtors
September 9-13, 2019 / Happy Hour Only 3p-6p
Local Cantina (all nine Central Ohio locations)

Support the Walk to End Alzheimer's by stopping by ANY Local Cantina ANY day September 9-13 for Happy Hour (3p-6p)! Buy a PURPLE Margarita and $1.00 goes to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  All 9 Local Cantina locations are participating! So pick your favorite Local Cantina, gather some friends and have a fun happy hour as an easy way to support the cause! Invite friends or find up to date information on their Facebook Event HERE

purple margarita


Netwowrk Event: Mix and Mingle with a Twist
Team Fundraiser: Bill's Buddies and the Ganzhorn Gang
Thursday, September 12, 2019 / 4p-6p
Lazy Chameleon (4028 Presidential Parkway, Powell, OH 43065)

Join Bill's Buddies and the Ganzhorn Gang for our Mix & Mingle with a Twist happy hour networking event benefiting the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Thursday, 9/12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Lazy Chameleon, 4028 Presidential Parkway, Powell, OH 43065.For $10, attendees receive two drinks and appetizers along with plenty of networking!  All proceeds go to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to support research, education and caregiver support services. Together we can #ENDALZ!

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Benefit Concert: A Night to Remember
Team Fundraiser: Team Jackie
Saturday, September 14, 2019 / 5p-9p
Brothers Drake Meadery (26 E 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201)

Team Jackie is holding their first-annual benefit concert, “A Night to Remember”. They are raising money for continued support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, leading the fight against this terrible disease. We have a spectacular evening planned featuring four well known bands stretching across several genres of music. It will be a fun-filled night of music, food and entertainment! 

Food: Mi Tradicion (Food truck)  Drinks: Mead, Beer and Soft drinks (for purchase)  Entertainment: Johnny Mack (Emcee, Blues/Rock), Shaun Booker (Award Winning, International Touring Artist, Blues/Rock), Roadhouse Redeemed (Blues), Erin Coburn (Rock), Tommy Roberts...and more! Find out more information on their LINK HERE

Team Jackie










Inaugural Golden Life Senior Prom
Team Fundraiser: Assisted Living Locators
Friday, September 27, 2019 / 6p-9p
Dublin Community Recreation Center (5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017)

Join Assisted Living Locators for the inaugural golden lift senior prom!  This event will take place on Saturday, September 27. 2019 from 6p-9p and is hosted by the Dublin Community Recreation Center (5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017). Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's.  

senior prom

Bexley Brewfest
Team Fundraiser
Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 2p-5:30p
Jeffrey Park (165 N Parkview Ave, Bexley, OH 43209)

While the goal of this BrewFest is community, celebration, craft beer, music, food and fun, it does have a higher purpose: ALL profits from this year's BrewFest will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association to help further their work towards a cure, as we believe that the end of Alzheimer's starts with us! Support the Walk to End Alzheimer's by grabbing a ticket HERE!  See updates and invite friends on their Facebook Event HERE
bexley brewfest


Facebook Fundraisers
All Participants

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s website now allows participants registered for a 2019 Walk event to log in to their participant center and set up a ‘Facebook Fundraiser’ so that all donations received through Facebook will credit their fundraising page, and will be deposited directly to the Alzheimer’s Association and their local Walk campaign. Facebook Fundraisers can motivate more friends to donate quickly on Facebook, and have the funds appear on your Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising page. You can easily invite your Facebook friends to support your Fundraiser, and they will see updates about your progress as well as from other friends who donate. Your donors are also encouraged to invite and share with their friends. 

Follow instructions posted HERE to learn how to link your participant page to Facebook.  Note: you have to start this process in your participant enter, NOT on Facebook. 
HERE is a short video to help you set this up correctly.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Birthday Fundraisers and Donate Buttons do not count towards your Walk to End Alzheimer's total.  This fundraiser needs to be started in your Walk participant center.  
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