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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Solano County, CA

October 16, 2021

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Registration at 9:00 am | Ceremony at 10:00 am | Walk at 10:30 am

Location:
Harbor Plaza | 598 Solano Street Suisun City, CA 94585 | Map it

Route Length: 1 or 3 miles

Contact:
Carolyn Eisen | 925.269.4302 | solanowalk@alz.org

We're moving forward with plans to host the Walk to End Alzheimer's in person this fall. We are planning every Walk with the health and safety of our constituents, staff and volunteers as our top priorities. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. We will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.

 

Walk Day Details

Safety:

Walk has been planned with the health and safety of our constituents, staff and volunteers as our top priorities. If you are living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone with the disease, we encourage you to take extra precautions. Consider wearing a mask at all times if you choose to participate in-person, or elect to Walk From Home in your neighborhood. The Alzheimer's Association offers tips for keeping vulnerable individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our event will implement safety protocols including:

  • Contactless registration
  • Masks encouraged and available on site
  • Physical distancing
  • Appropriate spacing of tents and tables to avoid crowds
  • Shortened Promise Garden Ceremony
  • Hand sanitizing stations


Walk from anywhere: 

If you prefer, we welcome you to Walk From Home. You can engage in many Walk day experiences through our mobile app:

  • Watch a prerecorded Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony.
  • Visit the Promise Garden and select a flower representing your connection to the disease and plant it among the others.
  • Review the route map to track your at-home Walk, including start and finish lines through the augmented reality platform.
  • Visit the FAQ page for more information.

 

Directions, parking and Walk route information:

The Walk will be located at Harbor Plaza in Suisun City. The best address to use for GPS or Google Maps directions is 520 Solano St. Suisun City.


Coming from Highway 12 Eastbound:

  • Exit Main Street
  • Keep Right as the exit ramp curves around onto Lotz Way.
  • Turn Left on Main Street.
  • Make a Left turn into the parking lot.


Coming from Highway 12 Westbound:

  • Exit Main Street.
  • Stay straight and then veer left and cross under the highway.
  • Turn Left into the parking lot.

 
Parking. There is free parking in all city lots along the waterfront, and metered spots on Main Street.   Please do 
not park in designated handicap or reserved parking spaces (unless applicable).

Check-in. Make sure to visit our purple Check-in/Registration tent area first thing when you arrive.

Route. The route is 3 miles long, but a shorter 1 mile route option will be available.

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Event Schedule:
9:00 am - Check-in/Registration
10:00 am - Ceremony
10:30 am - Walk

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All participants, including all children, should register prior to Walk day at act.alz.org/solano2021.
  • Donations will be taken on Walk day via mobile payment and cash/check dropbox.
  • Be sure to wear your purple and carry your Walk flags! Take a selfie or photo of your team and post on social media using #Walk2EndAlz and #ENDALZ.
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FAQ

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you're walking with us and need every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every participant to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every participant get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer's T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event. There will be no t-shirts distributed to Participants on site at the Walk.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer's Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take one to two weeks to show up on your web page. Don't want to wait? You can also deposit checks directly to your Walk page from the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app for iPhone or Android.

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone's safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, Promise Garden and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden Flower?
Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia
  • Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer's.
  • Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Carolyn Eisen
Phone: 925.269.4302
Email: solanowalk@alz.org

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer's.