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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Columbus, OH

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Campaign Progress
of Goal
$84,514 Raised
11% Achieved




Our Goal

We're walking in 2021 — and we invite you to join us.

We're moving forward with plans to host Walk to End Alzheimer's® in person this fall. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers remain our top priorities as we make decisions about event details in your community, and we’ll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.

Register today and be the first to know about event details in your area.


News and Announcements

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


During Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month we want to highlight our dedicated sponsors. These companies give their support early in the season to help move the full mission of the Alzheimer's Association forward. We are grateful to work as partnership in the fight against Alzheimer's. 

 Columbus Early Bird Sponsors -01


2021 "Batter Up" Team Captain Walk Challenge

Are you ready for some baseball?
Announcing the 2021 Batter-Up Team Captain Walk Challenge where you could earn an awesome baseball t-shirt, shown in the image below. BONUS: The shirt will have the team names of all the home run hitting team captains for the entire state of Ohio!

So get out your Big League chew, tie your shoes tight and get ready to run the bases to knock ALZ out of the park! Challenge begins Monday, May 24, and runs through Friday, June 25. Already started your team? Then you have been walked and on first base! Great job! .

Here’s how it works:

To earn your special edition team captain baseball tee, you need to work your way around the infield. You will need to complete specific challenges to advance around the bases.

  • To get on first base, you need to register as a Team Captain for the 2021 Walk!
  • To advance to second base you need to personalize your Walk page. Tell us why you walk; you can even add a photo.
  • Third base will test your skills by spreading awareness and recruiting five walkers to your team.
  • Make it a HOME RUN by raising $500 as a team while knowing YOU are making an impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Let’s hit the field! The challenge runs until June 25, 2021. Once you've completed all challenges and made your way to home plate, you've earned your shirt (nice job MVP).

Batter Up Infographic Columbus

Welcome: Ellie Thien, Columbus Walk Director

Ellie comes to the Alzheimer's Association with a background in non-profit fundraising, event planning, and Walk management. Having grown up in Columbus, she is excited to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research in the Central Ohio community. Ellie has a degree in History from Denison University and, in her free time, she loves to bake, entertain friends and family, and travel. 

Ellie Thien

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Kim Waid ($3,925)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Brad Cochran ($3,500)
  3 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Eileen LaRosa ($2,205)
  4 -  Grand Champions Club Self Donor Ron Keller ($1,487)
  5 -  Champions Club Self Donor Wesley Root ($900)
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  1 -  Nanas Team ($12,510)
  2 -  Bill's Buddies and The Ganzhorn Gang ($4,270)
  3 -  Cardinal Health Central Ohio ($3,500)
  4 -  Funtastic Folks ($2,205)
  5 -  Senior Star - Dublin Retirement Village ($1,837)
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  1 - MurrVox Voice Imaging ($12,510)
  2 - Senior Star ($1,837)
  3 - Cornerstone Senior Marketing ($1,235)
  4 - JEA Senior Living ($866)
  5 - Paramount Senior Living at Westerville ($644)
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National Presenting Sponsors

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National Teams

Diamond Level

Sigma Kappa

Platinum Level

Senior Star
Visiting Angels

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