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2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Chicago

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Campaign Progress
of Goal
$1,043,232 Raised
80% Achieved




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Event Details

8:30 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM Walk
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Celebration

Soldier Field
Southeast field outside of Soldier Field
Chicago, IL 60605
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Fundraise on the go by sending emails, monitoring your progress and updating your page.
You can even deposit checks! Learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer's® mobile app.

Recaude fondos para la caminata enviando correos electrónicos, supervisando su progreso y actualizando su página.
¡Incluso puede depositar cheques! Más información sobre la aplicación móvil de la Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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News and Announcements

 Calling all Chicago Companies! Join the Chicago Walk Company Challenge. Click the image below to learn more.

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Calling Top Fundraising Teams! Teams that raise $25,000 by October 1 will be allowed in the Champions Tent on Walk day. Start your fundraising today!

*** We are delivering 2023 Walk gear right to your door but the deadline to receive a shirt by walk day has passed. Any participant raised $100 after September 7th will still receive their walk day t-shirt. However, those individual shirts will be mailed to your address post-walk event. ***

Route is either 1.6 miles or a little less than 3 miles. It is reversed this year:

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Getting to the Walk: 

Since it is Marathon weekend and the 5K race begins on Saturday morning, please pay attention to the road closures in the Grant Park and loop area. Lake Shore Drive will remain open but please plan your route in advance. 

Parking: For those that raise $1,200 by October 1, you will receive a parking pass to park at Waldron Parking Deck. Waldron Parking Deck (458 E 18th St.) is the closest parking lot to Walk Village. The second closest parking garage is the North Garage (1356 S. Museum Campus Dr.). Parking at both parking lots at Soldier Field will be $25.

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Public Transportation: Public transportation is still an option on Walkday. Please visit transitchicago.com or call 836-7000 to determine the best way to get to Soldier Field on Walk day with all the road closures throughout the city.

Ride Share Drop Off: Drop off is at the turnaround area on the east side of Soldier Field which is along Special Olympics Drive.

Food Trucks coming to the Walk

Stewarts Coffee will be returning this year providing FREE coffee for all of our Walk participants


Please see the below food trucks who will be selling food to participants after everyone returns from the Walk

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The land on which the Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on includes the traditional homelands of the Ho-Chunk, Otoe, Missouria, Iowas, Menominee, Meskwaki, Sauk, Miami, Wea, Piankashaw, Kickapoo, and Illini Confederacy Nations as well as the Concil of the Three Fires: Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa Nations. By acknowledging the land, we recognize that it holds significance for its original stewards: the Native Nations and peoples of the region. We acknowledge the ground on which our Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on so that all who work and partner with us know that we recognize our responsibilities to the peoples of that land and that we strive to address that history so that it guides our work in the present and the future. 

The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the importance of remembering which is why we remember and honor the original stewards of the lands we Walk to End Alzheimer's on. If you believe a Nation is missing from this list, please contact Amelia Garza, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, at amgarza@alz.org. For more information, please visit our Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous Resources webpage.

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Self Donor Kathy Connor ($61,045)
  2 -  Self Donor Dani Jachino ($51,032)
  3 -  Self Donor Brian Fargo ($23,735)
  4 -  Reagan Hogerty ($12,700)
  5 -  Self Donor Dan Schufreider ($8,335)
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  1 -  Team Connor - Chicago ($75,386)
  2 -  Dan, Dani and Friends ($53,153)
  3 -  Hogerty Crew ($38,180)
  4 -  Brian Fargo ($28,390)
  5 -  Pou-Pou ($27,628.80)
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  1 - Alzheimer's Association Home Office ($77,126.90)
  2 - Comed ($31,642)
  3 - Life Care Services ($15,606)
  4 - BDO ($13,285)
  5 - Heidrick & Struggles ($10,615)
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