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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Portland, OR


Campaign Progress
of Goal
$415,781 Raised
90% Achieved




Our Goal

Thanks for advancing the fight to end Alzheimer's.

We are so grateful for our participants, teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors! Event day is now over but fundraising is still open: All donations made through Dec. 31 will benefit this year's Walk, helping to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Event Details

Registration at 8 a.m.
Ceremony at 9 a.m.
Walk at 9:15 a.m.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
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Dana Kilgus

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We're moving forward with plans to host in-person events this fall while keeping your health and safety as our top priorities. Registered participants who wish to Walk From Home can find more details in their Participant Center.

Your Opening Ceremony

News and Announcements

Join us at the Oregon Zoo on October 16, 2021.

Registration opens: 8:00 am

Opening Ceremony begins : 9:00 am

Walking starts : 9:15 am

We're not monkeying around!

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Portland WALK DAY FAQ -
What does Walk look like this year?
The Oregon Zoo will be open at 8 am. The walk route will open right at 8am for walkers to begin walking whenever they would like in order to avoid a large gathering at the start line. We encourage you to attend the Promise Garden ceremony that will begin at 9am. Once you finish your walk we invite you to enjoy the Zoo the rest of the day for free!

Where do we meet to walk? The walk festivities will all be in the Elephant Land's grassy area, a short walk from the Zoo entrance. Signs and volunteers will lead you to the Elephant Land area.

Getting to the walk and Parking: While parking is available at the Oregon Zoo, there will be a small fee of $4 to $8 to park using the pay stations. (This depends on how long you stay at the Zoo). Remember to look on the pavement of your parking space to have your space number when you go to the pay stations to pay. The pay stations will ask you for your parking space number.

Money Turn-in: It is strongly encouraged to use the Walk Mobile App to process checks because it can take 2-3 weeks if you mail it in (Alzheimer’s Association, Portland Walk, 19031 33rd Ave W, Suite 301 Lynnwood, WA 98036). Directions on how to process checks through the app are here. While we prefer that you don’t turn in your money at the Walk itself, we will have money drop boxes available at the Registration Tables for you. We will have you fill out an envelope and seal it before dropping it in the box. We will process the money turned at the Portland Walk the following week.

Walk Day of Schedule: Inside the Oregon Zoo there will be vendor booths and entertainment.
8:00 a.m. Oregon Zoo & Registration open, visit sponsor booths, Alzheimer's tent and more!
9:00 a.m. Promise Garden Ceremony
9:15 a.m. START!

Enjoy the rest of the day at the Oregon Zoo. Free admission to ALL walkers who are registered!

What about t-shirts/incentives? T-shirts and Champion Swag will all be mailed directly to participants. Please note there will be no shirts available for pick up on walk day. If you have raised $100 you will receive your walk t-shirt in the mail. Keep in mind our next pull for t-shirts to be mailed out will be 2 weeks after Walk day. 
T-Shirts: Must raise $100
Champions: Raise $500+ and become a Champion.

Can I still walk at home? If you are not comfortable joining us in person this year you can still walk from home in your own community. Simply download the Walk Mobile App and follow the instructions on walk day. You can set a step goal, watch the National Opening and Promise Garden ceremony and plant a flower in the promise garden. You can also deposit checks, send thank you's and even request money straight from the app. A full video guide can be viewed here.

Zoo Walking Route Map:

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Join Our Walk Volunteer Committee
Are you passionate about putting an end to Alzheimer's? Are you looking for ways to give back? Would you like to meet new people while supporting a great cause?

Join the Walk Volunteer Committee! Contact Dana Kilgus at dakilgus@alz.org more information!

Join our Portland Walk2EndAlz Facebook Group!
Get updates about the Walk and join the discussion with other walkers!

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Elite Grand Champion Wendy Bond ($21,995)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Ryan Chapman ($8,465)
  3 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Janice Pulley ($8,250)
  4 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Donald Petersen ($6,011)
  5 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Tracy Morgan ($5,600)
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  1 -  Wendy's Walkers ($30,838.01)
  2 -  Judi Petersen Family and Friends ($11,767)
  3 -  Edward Jones Portland Metro, Ryan Chapman ($10,811)
  4 -  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm ($10,381)
  5 -  with love for our mama-C-tas ($8,285)
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  1 - Portland Walk Committee ($30,988.01)
  2 - Edward Jones ($13,621)
  3 - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm ($10,381)
  4 - Terwilliger Plaza Senior Community ($8,110)
  5 - American Seniors Housing Association ($6,745)
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National Presenting Sponsors

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