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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Madison, WI

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Event Opens 8:30am | Ceremony 10:00am | Walk begins at 10:15am

Location:
James Madison Memorial High School | 201 S. Gammon Road Madison, WI 53717 | Map it

Route Length: 1.5 miles

Contact:
Hanna Van | 608-203-8500 ext 8003 | hevan@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.

General Information

Join our Facebook Group to hear the latest about the Dane County Walk: https://www.facebook.com/groups/danecountywalktoendalz

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 encourage 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 by September 3, 2021. But, shirts will continue to be mailed out to all walkers who raise $100+ through December 2021. 

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  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.

Event Specifics

Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place at Walk?
Yes. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers are our top priorities. Walk events will be designed with this in mind including a venue layout that allows for physical distancing, hand sanitizer at every tent area, contactless registration will be provided, and disposable masks will be available if you choose to wear one once you arrive. The Association will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines and make adjustments to our event-day safety protocols as needed. With that being said, masks are not required according to the CDC since the event is outdoors but you are more than welcome to wear one if you choose.

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. Only service pets are permitted on Walk day. 

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 contact Walk Manager, Hanna Van at hevan@alz.org or 608-203-8500 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.

 Walk Route Map (1.4 miles total)

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Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Hanna Van
Phone: 608-203-8500 ext 8003
Email: hevan@alz.org

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