Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk to End Alzheimer's Event Home

Lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor.

841
Participants
161
Teams
Campaign Progress
of Goal
$164,419 Raised
$303,000.00
54% Achieved

$164,419

Raised

$303,000

Our Goal

Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register in person at the Walk.

Event Details

Time:
Check-In- 830 AM/ Opening Ceremony- 930 AM/ Walk Start- 10 AM

Location:
24th Street Park, Virginia Beach
2401 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Contact:
Jennifer Chavez
757-383-8923
jchavez@alz.org

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Top Fundraisers

Participants
  1 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Linda Kester ($4,789)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Larry Kester ($4,719)
  3 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Theresa Sawyer ($3,280)
  4 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Marion Backus ($3,000)
  5 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor John Gelardi ($2,515)
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Teams
  1 -  ALZ Elite Team Passionate Memories ($10,878)
  2 -  Premier Team Angels for the Cure - Our Lady of Perpetual Help ($9,617)
  3 -  Premier Team AH Outreach ($6,671)
  4 -  ALZ Select Team Forget-Me-Nots of Va Beach ($4,205)
  5 -  ALZ Select Team Wired Walkers ($3,000)
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Groups
  1 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help ($9,617)
  2 - Edward Jones ($8,683.33)
  3 - Armada Hoffler Properties ($6,671)
  4 - Alzheimer's Association _Team National ($5,463.90)
  5 - The Memory Center ($2,577)
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News and Announcements

Watch this space to learn about upcoming events and the latest Walk to End Alzheimer's news! 
PURPLE- Association News or Events, open to the public  | GREEN- Team Fundraisers, open to the public | BLUE- Informational/Resource

WALK DAY INFORMATION

Parking You will have to pay to park to attend our event. The 25th Street Garage and the 19th Street Municipal Lot are the closest. Handicapped placards and plates will be able to park for free up to 4 hours at any metered spot. This free parking does not apply to garages or lots. Buses will have to park at the 4th Street Lot and pay a $10/fee. Want to park at a meter? Download the Passport Parking App on your smartphone and manage your parking this way. More resort parking info  

Sponsors Sponsors and other event support personnel will receive a separate email with instructions about What to Expect on Walk day. 

Registration/Check-In will open at 8:30 AM. ALL participants who register online between January 7 and September 20 will receive an email about what to expect on Walk day. Online registration will close on Friday, September 20 at 9 AM. We do accept onsite registration the day of the event. If you are unsure that you are registered or you need to turn in funds or pick up Walk swag, please visit the Registration/Check-In tent. All who are interested in attending or participating will have to fill out a registration or waiver for children under 18 years. 

Money & Donations You can turn in money at the Registration tent. Please help us by checking your donation's checks are made payable to the Alzheimer's Association. They will be returned to you if they are not. We have very strict donation handling procedures. Be sure to let us know what team member(s) should be credited for the donation(s), and write the total amount enclosed on the outside of the envelope. We will take donations after  the event up to November 29 to be eligible for the HALO Incentive Program and through December 31 to count for the season. 

T-shirts Individuals who have raised $100 or more are eligible to receive a T-shirt. When you arrive at the Walk, go to the Registration/Check-In tent where you will be given a ticket to turn in to collect your T-shirt or additional fundraising Walk swag if you qualify.

Promise Garden Flowers Every registered walker will receive a Promise Garden Flower. Be sure to pick yours up before the Walk ceremony begins. The different colors represent different things:

  • Blue – I have Alzheimer’s disease
  • Yellow – I am caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Purple – I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Orange – I am an advocate for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Please note: Participants are limited to one flower each, so pick the color which best represents your relation to the cause.

Photos Don't forget to get your team, individual or champions club photo taken. A link with all Walk day photos will be up on this site within 48-72 hours after the event.   

Walk Route The entire Walk route is on the boardwalk. Volunteers will be stationed along the route to direct you. Both a 1 mile and a 3 mile option are available. Please note – You do not have to walk to participate in our event. 

Join us next year! Have an idea you want to see at the Walk? Do you want to elevate our footprint and create more awareness? We need you! Visit the Information Tent and see Theresa to talk about opportunities to join the planning committee.  

Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 AM with the national anthem and color guard.

Closing Ceremony will begin when all walkers return, approximately 11:30 AM.  We will announce fundraising totals to date. 

After Party & Recognition Top fundraisers and teams will be recognized at the After Party at LunaSea (206 22nd St). They are hosting happy hour drink ($3 well drinks & domestic beers) and lunch ($5 lunch basket choice options of taco salad, tacos, quesidillas) specials for Walk participants. Please show your Walk bracelet to your server to receive these discounted specials.  

Questions?  Contact Jenn Chavez at jchavez@alz.org or by phone to 757-383-8923. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL GENERAL WALK INFORMATION 

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S MOBILE APP - Download the app on your smartphone via Google Play or Apple Store. Log in using the username and password created at registration and stay in the know on the go! You can also use the app to mobile upload checks and get instant credit! No more waiting 2-3 weeks for credit towards your personal fundraising goal! Try it today! 

PLANNING COMMITTEE- We are actively recruiting volunteers to join the planning committee. Volunteers work year round to recruit teams, participants, and sponsors to elevate the level of awareness of the Association and education of the disease in the Coastal Virginia community. Members meet monthly to help  meet goals. The Coastal Virginia Walk committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES- Access downloadable collateral including goal worksheets, team member recruiting tips, fundraising with Facebook, team captain e-newsletters, etc. Anyone with the link can access. Google Drive

HALO INCENTIVE PROGRAM - Raise a minimum $300 by November 29 to gain entry into our national incentive program. Incentives are not cumulative. An email will be sent to the registration record we have on file. Participants will have 30 days to choose one prize at our below the level raised. Gifts will be mailed direct. Those who do not have emails associated with their registration will get a how to redeem letter in the mail. Those who have one email tied to multiple registrations will only receive one code. Each code is participant specific and should not be shared. Questions can be directed to Jenn, jchavez@alz.org 

Sponsors

National Presenting Sponsor

Edward Jones

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National Teams

Diamond Level

Brookdale
Sigma Kappa

Platinum Level

LCS
Senior Star
Visiting Angels

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