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2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Rockford, IL

Saturday, September 16, 2023

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$75,882 Raised
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Event Details

Event Check-In at 8:30am
Ceremony at 9:30am
Walk at 10:00am

Sportscore One
1288 Elmwood Rd
Rockford, IL 61103
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Taylor Adolphson

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2023 Walk Day Details

Get ready for an inspiring and safe Walk day with the information below.

Parking and Walk route information:

The Walk will be located at Sportscore One - 1288 Elmwood Rd, Rockford, IL 61103 (Use Hiawatha Dr to access parking). The route is 2.5 miles long, but a shorter 1.5 mile route option is also available. 

Event schedule:

Activities & Event Check-In Begins: 8:30am

Promise Garden Ceremony: 9:30am

Walk: 10:00am

What to look forward to on Walk Day:

  • Promise Garden Ceremony featuring Mayor Tom McNamara, as well as Mark & Margaret Zumdahl, who will share Margaret’s journey of living with Alzheimer’s and receiving treatment. 

  • Tribute Wall

  • Live Painting by Local Artists

  • Carnival Games with Edward Jones

  • Bubble Dome from bubble + bounce

  • Music by Ukulele Player, Todd Lorenc

  • Pet Zone

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Walk day FAQ:

  • All participants should register prior to Walk day at act.alz.org/Rockford. If you need help registering or would like a custom team link to share with others, email taadolphson@alz.org.

  • All children must be registered.

  • Dogs, strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are welcome.

  • The Walk route and festivities are outdoors — please plan accordingly.

  • Donations will be taken on Walk day via mobile payment and cash/check dropbox.

  • Be sure to wear your purple! Take a selfie or photo of your team and post in local Facebook Group- Walk to End Alzheimer's Rockford & McHenry County using #Walk2EndALZ and #ENDALZ.

Fundraising Checklist:

Continue pushing toward your fundraising goal. Earn your official 2023 T-shirt by raising $100, or set your sights on the next incentive prize. Be sure you've:

  • Personalized and shared your fundraising page.

  • Sent emails asking for support.

  • Set up a Facebook Fundraiser (Log-In to Participant Center to connect- upper right corner).

Thank you to our local sponsors!

Edward Jones, Visiting Angels of Rockford, Cedarhurst, IBEW Local Union #364, Northern Illinois Hospice, Van Matre Encompass Rehabilitation Institute, UW Health, LaMonica Beverages, Mercyhealth, and River Bluff Health & Rehab


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The land on which the Alzheimer’s Association Rockford Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on includes the traditional homelands of the Ho-Chunk, Sauk, Meskwaki, and Potawatomi 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 mission 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 -  Dorothy Baits ($5,000)
  2 -  Elite Grand Champion Lea Evers ($4,110)
  3 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Terry Fertig ($3,150)
  4 -  Elite Grand Champion Self Donor Margaret Fertig ($3,023)
  5 -  Elite Grand Champion Richard Apple ($3,000)
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  1 -  Fertig Family ($10,538)
  2 -  Purple Posse ($7,000)
  3 -  Edward Jones - Lea Evers ($4,270)
  4 -  Apples Against Alzheimer's ($3,000)
  5 -  END ALZ - Team Weigle/Gleissner ($2,670)
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  1 - Edward Jones ($16,155)
  2 - Lincolnshire Place, Loves Park ($2,290)
  3 - FedEx ($795)
  4 - Wesley Willows ($755)
  5 - Home Instead ($360)
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