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2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Hawaii Island, HI

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Registration : 7:30 AM | Walk Starts: 8:00 AM


Lili'uokalani Gardens | Hilo, HI 96720 |

Route Length:

Jennifer Odence | 808.518.6652 | jeodence@alz.org

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 health and safety are our top priorities. We will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to the latest recommendations.

General Information

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.

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.

Event Specifics

What time does the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Hawai‘i Island start?
Registration opens at 7:30 AM. The offical Walk kicks off with a short program at 8:00 AM and Walk Day will wrap up at 11:00 AM. Day-of registration will be available but it is suggested to register in advance at alz.org/hawaiiwalk. If you have not already registered online, please stop at the registration area or be on the lookout for our QR codes to easily register from your mobile device.

Walk Route
The main area for the opening and closing of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at the mauka (upper) parking lot of Lili‘uoklalani Gardens, near the Shoroan tea house. The parking lot will be closed off for public parking during the Walk.

Parking is available on the makai side of Lili‘uoklalani Gardens (nearest the ocean), along the roadside around the park (please heed parking signs!), and along the roadsides of Banyan Drive and Lihiwai Streets.

Are restrooms available?
Yes. The Lili‘uokalani Gardens restroom facilities will be open on Walk Day.

If you need to turn in donations, please visit the registration area. Checks should be written out to Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and have a notation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s Hawaii Island notated on your check. Making donations online at alz.org/hawaiiwalk is encouraged as a safe and easy way to donate using your debit or credit card. Donations for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's are accpted through December 31, 2022.

All participants that raise over $100 will earn the official Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt.. Participants that raised over $100 by August 28th, will receive their t-shirt by mail. Participants that raise over $100 by September 12th can receive the t-shirt on event day based on size availability. And there is still time to earn, raise $100 by November 30, 2022 to receive the t-shirt after the event by mail.

Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place at Walk?
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 stations, contactless registration and more. 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.

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. Click here 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: Jennifer Odence
Phone: 808.518.6652
Email: jeodence@alz.org

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