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2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, September 19, 2020

454
Participants
166
Teams
Campaign Progress
of Goal
$133,178 Raised
$600,000.00
22% Achieved

$133,178

Raised

$600,000

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.

Sponsors

National Presenting Sponsors

Edward JonesCVS

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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.

A Welcome Message From
Your Walk

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

WALK DAY DETAILS

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 Participants and Team Captains make sure your mailing

address, email, and T-Shirt size are up to date in your participant

center.  Exciting things are coming and you don't want to miss out...

 FundamentALZ

Need help getting your fundraising off the ground? Join us on Aug. 10, 12-1pm CT, for our Fundraising FundamentALZ webinar to get tips and learn about tools and resources. Register today at act.alz.org/fundamentalz
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Dowload the Walk to End Alzheimer's App for your Smartphone!

Do you have the Walk to End Alzheimer's App dowloaded on your smartphone yet? Download or update the App today to see new features ~ Social Channels: to send updates and Get Active: to track your steps on walk day!  Fundraise on the go!  Update your Webpage, send emails, check your progress, deposit checks and so much more -all from the palm of your hand.   

Walk App 2020

Join us on Facebook

Did you know the Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer's has it's own Facebook Group Page?  Follow this group to stay-up-to-date on the latest news and announcements as well as the opportunity to share your stories and fundraisers with others who are in the fight to End Alzheimer's.  To join, click the link below or you can find us under "Groups"  on the left side of the  Alzheimer's Association- Greater PA Chapter Facebook Page.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1110540505815732/

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2020 Official Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-Shirt

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to raise awareness wearing this awesome shirt on September 19th and beyond. By fundraising $100 or more, registered participants will receive this awesome stylish shirt and fundraising dollars you raise will benefit those affected by Alzheimer's disease in your community. All earned shirts will be mailed directly to your address on file from the vendor. Fundraise your $100 by August 14th to ensure you receive it by Walk Day.

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Walk Day Flags

This year since we will not be gathering together in large groups to walk, each registered participant will receive a set of 5 Flags that can be used to place in your yard and/or proudly carry as you walk safely where you are on your sidewalk, trail, or track with your family and friends.  Please make sure your address is correct in you Participant Center to receive your flags.  Flags will start going out in August.   

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Tips to Fundraise 

  • Include your family and/or roommates. 
  • Ramp up your personal page and team pages - customize them with your story!
  • Do an activity at home, create a video fundraising ask and send it out to your friends and family or post it on social media - you can even challenge others to do the same activity
  • Go live on social media to announce your fundraising goals and activities
  • Ask for donations based on how long you can do something or how many you can complete. Ideas include wall sit, planks, jumping jacks, items decluttered, books read, flights of stairs climbed, etc.
  • Provide frequent updates to your followers
  • Create personalized video thank yous to your donors - share and tag on social media
  • Write thank you cards: if you have kids to help, everyone loves a handmade card from a little one. 

Fundraising Ideas 

  1. Online Silent Auction: Do some spring cleaning and sell items for a donation.
  2. Facebook Fundraiser: Launch a Facebook Fundraiser through your Participant Center or share your fundraiser again.
  3. Unplanned Staycation: Have a fundraising staycation. Do a virtual video tour of all the places you would have gone and make a self-donation in place of each location. Ask for others to sponsor an unseen site.
  4. Letter Writing Campaign: A handwritten note will go a long way. Use these tips to help you draft your personal request. 
  5. Text Campaign: Text your network and ask them to donate. Share your story and include a picture of who you are honoring. 
  6. Demo class: Use your skills to virtually teach your friends. Are you skilled at yoga? Host a virtual yoga class and ask for a $10 donation. 
  7. Board Game-a thon: Ask your network and their families to put together a puzzle or play board games for an extended period of time. Ask for donation bets on who will win.
  8. Workout Challenge: Ask for $1 for each exercise activity you can complete. Challenge others to complete more than you (i.e. sit-ups or lunges).
  9. Wacky Wager: Ask your social media community to donate for you to do something wacky in return. If five people donate $50 each, you’ll record yourself trying the latest dance move, dying your hair or singing a rival’s fight song.  Allow the highest donor to select what dance, color or team.
  10. Go Live Challenge: Live stream, using Facebook Live or another platform. For every donation you get, complete a challenge. Get creative! Crack an egg on your head for every $10+ donation. Put a pie in your face for every $20+ donation, etc.
  11. Get Crafty: Are you crafty? Knit scarfs, paint flowers, make candles in your downtime. Action off online or stock up now for a future in-person sale.

 

Team Captain Guide Book

Please click on the picture below to download our 2020 Team Captain Guide

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Top Fundraisers

Participants
  1 -  Elite Grand Champion Aliza Shear ($4,685)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Deborah Cunningham ($2,700)
  3 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Steffany McCafferty ($1,520)
  4 -  Grand Champions Club Nate Joseph ($1,275)
  5 -  Grand Champions Club Mary Beth Abbiatici ($1,275)
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Teams
  1 -  Team Cunningham ($10,115)
  2 -  Shear Family ($4,771)
  3 -  Ralph's Gang ($2,220)
  4 -  The McDevitt Joseph Golf Outing ($2,025)
  5 -  Whitetail Walkers ($1,535)
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Groups
  1 - Friends/Family ($10,115)
  2 - Pgh Committee ($3,740)
  3 - JEA Senior Living ($1,535)
  4 - Community LIFE ($1,000)
  5 - Sigma Kappa ($945)
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National Teams

Diamond Level

Brookdale
Sigma Kappa

Platinum Level

LCS
Senior Star
Visiting Angels

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