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2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Delaware, OH

September 27th, 2020

Campaign Progress
of Goal
$58,930 Raised
59% Achieved




Our Goal

The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s. This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail.

Your health and safety are our top priorities. This year’s event won’t be a large in-person gathering — instead, we invite you to walk in small teams of friends and family while others in your community do the same. Because we are all still walking and fundraising for the same thing: a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.


National Presenting Sponsors

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How to Participate

1. Register for your local Walk.

Sign up as a Team Captain, team member or individual.

2. Start fundraising and spread the word.

We'll provide tips and coaching every step of the way, including easy ways to raise funds online.

3. Join us on Walk day.

Take part in an interactive online experience, then walk in your community.

Online, on Your Street and in Your Community

This year, we're bringing you new and exciting ways to experience the event.

Log in to Mainstage, the event's interactive online experience. Livestream the Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony.

Walk in your neighborhood, on any sidewalk, track or trail. Download the Walk to End Alzheimer's app to track your steps and receive messages of support along your route.

Visit the view-only planted Promise Garden. Learn More


Please follow CDC guidelines and recommendations from local health officials when deciding to walk with those outside of your household.

News and Announcements

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s® looked different this year, but you stepped up to make sure the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia kept going — THANK YOU!

Each year the Walk to End Alzheimer's has an incentive program to reward participants for fundraising efforts, and this year was no different. It's a small way for us to recognize your efforts as an individual Walk participant.

Here's how it works:

  • The Walk to End Alzheimer's incentive plan has 10 fundraising levels. You can the incentive levels and corresponding prizes here: alz.org/walkincentives
  • The deadline for the Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer's 2020 incentive program is Saturday, October 31, 2020.
  • The following week, you will receive an email (from Halo promotions, our nationwide vendor) with a code to choose your incentive prize.
  • As an individual Walk participant you get to pick one item from the level you achieve (or a level below it).
  • Prize options include apparel, bags, games, tech and more...

Log in to your participant center now to check your fundraising progress to see if you are close to the next fundraising level. There is still time to send one more email, post to social media or use the Walk app to text your friends and family to ask for their support.

Alzheimer's isn't stopping and neither are we. We ask you to continue your efforts through the end of the week to earn Walk to End Alzheimer's gear so you can help the Alzheimer's Association raise awareness all year long.

If you have any questions, contact Jason Abady at jrabady@alz.org

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We are calling on supporters like you to join their efforts to generate much needed funds to support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. We invite you to invest in our community again with a unique opportunity to showcase your passion for the cause all year long with our new promise garden lapel pins.

For one day only, we are offering you the opportunity to earn a promise garden lapel pin in the color of your choice by donating an additional $35 to the Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer's. Donations must be received on Friday, October 16, 2020 between 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. to qualify for this special offer.

Here's how it works:

-On Friday, October 16th, 2020, using this website, select from the following three options and donate $35 or more
-Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer's and make a self-donation
-Search for and donate to current Walk participants
-Select "donate" to make a general event donation
-Please make sure to include your email address for a receipt and follow up communication on this promotion
-Saturday, October 17th, 2020 an email will be sent with an electronic form to indicate the promise garden lapel pin color you would like mailed to the address provided.
-Complete the form by Friday, October 23rd in order to receive your pin!

If you have questions or concerns, contact Walk Director Jason Abady at jrabady@alz.org!

Note: This promotion is for donations that are made between 12 a..m. - 11:59 p.m. on October 16, 2020 only through the Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer’s website. Previous and post donations do not qualify for the campaign. You can earn one lapel pin for each donation of $35 and over. You will only receive one lapel pin per donation transaction regardless of amount. i.e. $70 donations will still only receive one lapel pin. If you want multiple pins, you will need to make two separate donation transactions of $35. The donor is the individual who will qualify for the lapel pin, even if they donate to a current walker. The donor will need to fill out the form that is emailed on 10/17/20 by 10/23/20 and the lapel pin will be mailed directly to the donor. We will work to send the pins immediately, however, if an inventory issue occurs, we will notify you via email with an updated timeline.


Make the most our of your Walk Day Experience

  1. Watch our opening ceremonies online. Click the Walk details button.png button above to navigate to Walk Mainstage to watch the Opening Ceremony. The ceremony will also be live-streamed on our Facebook Page.
  2. Walk alone or with family and friends. This year, the Walk is everywhere! Pick your favorite park, a meaningful spot, or simply walk out your front door. Make sure you wear your purple and wave your flags!
  3. Visit the Drive-Thru Promise Garden. After your Walk, drive past Delaware City Hall to view the sea of flowers planted in honor of all those who believe in the mission to #ENDALZ. (note: the garden is view-only, please do not remove flowers from the garden).

Senior Living Coffee Hour

Senior Living Coffee Hour

Is your Senior Living community involved in the Walk this year? Are you working through how to engage your residents and families? Spend some time with friends new and old to talk about the best ways to make an impact in 2020! RSVP at https://forms.gle/vocS4B9kcVmb9T9b6



Virtual Pep Rally

Virtual Pep Rally

We hope you can join us for the Central Ohio Virtual Pep Rally!!! We know this year the WALK IS EVERYWHERE so join us for additional Walk day details, inspirational stories and helpful tools. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/rpr5FcTeypqf6G548


Flower Sale

"Tee It Up" Fall Flower Sale

Delaware's Top Fundraising Team - "Tee It Up" is hosting a fall flower sale! They are offering mums, ornamental cabbage, celosia, & ornamental peppers in various colors to beautify your home for this fall season! The family has organized two pickups- one for those in the Columbus area and one for those in the Delaware/Marysville area. The "Tee It Up" Team has been dedicated to the pursuit of a world without Alzheimer's and dementia in honor of their mother. 

To order flowers in Columbus: Pre-orders are due by, 8/21 to guarantee your 1st choice of color, but orders will be taken through September. Pickup will be on Saturday, September 20th in Grandview Heights.

To order flowers in Delaware/Marysville: Pre-orders are due by 8/20 to guarantee your 1st choice of color, but orders will be taken through September. Pickup will be on Saturday, September 12th in Marysville.

For more information, contact Charmaine Hamilton at charmainehamilton@hotmail.com or 614-579-0622. You can also find details and the order form at our Facebook Group! Head to facebook.com/groups/DelawareWalk for the detailed order form, and for all the latest updates on the Walk! 


coast into champions



"Coast" into July by leading the way in the fight against Alzheimer's!

We need your support in this fight! The first 25 Delaware Walk participants that raise $500 or more individually (Champions Club status) BEFORE June 30, 2020 will earn a set of our signature Promise Garden coasters. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and a great time to get involved by showingyour support for this cause. Right now your support is critical!

Register today using the button above and COAST into the Champions Club!

*If you've already achieved Champions Club status, then congratulations! You've earned this prize! Look for information after June 30th on how you'll receive your prize.

10 Ways to Love Your Brain


One of the pillars of the Alzheimer's Association's mission is "to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health." With June being Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month, there's no better time to share tips on how to keep your brain healthy. With the help of supporters across the Delaware and Union County areas, we found 10 local businesses and organizations to help promote brain health by teaching us "10 Ways to Love Your Brain."

Join our Facebook Group: Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer's to see each new day's "Way to Love Your Brain."






Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Brad Budreau ($2,130)
  2 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Jan Hoover ($1,960)
  3 -  Grand Champions Club Sydney Vernadakis ($1,900)
  4 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Cathy Beatty ($1,650)
  5 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Charmaine Hamilton ($1,604)
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  1 -  Tee It Up ($13,201.20)
  2 -  HER Walkers ($3,840)
  3 -  Day Out Walkers ($3,220)
  4 -  Happy Wonderers ($2,500)
  5 -  Judy's Team ($2,265)
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Sigma Kappa

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Senior Star
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