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2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Greenville, SC


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Registration 2:00 PM | Opening Ceremony 3:00 PM

Location:

Fluor Field at the West End | 945 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 | Map itLocalícelo

Route Length: .25 miles (symbolic walk)

Contact:
Kimberly Best | 864.312.6436 | kbest@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.


Postponement/Rain Date Details

Walk to End Alzheimer's in Greenville has been postponed.

Due to Hurricane Ian, the Walk originally scheduled for October 1 has been postponed to ensure the safety of our volunteers and participants. 

A symbolic Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at Fluor Field on Sunday, October 16 starting at 2 PM. Everything will be as you usually expect on Walk day except the route which will only be a quarter mile. Because of the busy event calendar in downtown Greenville, we were unable to reschedule and secure our usual route, but we invite you to join us for a symbolic procession to show the world and our community in particular that the fight to end Alzheimer's continues. 

Make a day of it! Fall for Greenville will be happening on our new date meaning you can also plan to take part in that event before or after attending Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, October 16.

Thank you for your understanding and for your dedication to the fight to #ENDALZ.

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

Where should I park?
Suggested parking is at Greenville High School (GHS). Access the GHS lot from Green Ave (via Dunbar St or Vardry St). Please obey all parking and traffic rules in place when making your way to Fluor Field. View parking map.

What is the walk route?
Our quarter mile walk route is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible allowing everyone to cross the finish on the Fluor Field warning track. 

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 welcome?
No, pets are not allowed inside Fluor Field so please leave them at home.

Are strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
Strollers are allowed on the route and in Fluor Field. However skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear are not allowed inside Fluor Field for this event.

What should I bring to Walk?
As little as possible! Essentials like your cell phone, ID and keys, but leave the rest of it at home or locked in your vehicle. Fluor Field limits what can be brought in and reserves the right to check all bags. Of course you can bring any donations you'd like to turn in and put them in our dropbox when you arrive. Please make sure all donations are in an envelope with your participant or team name on it so we can record them correctly.

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. Updates will also be emailed to registrants.

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: Kimberly Best
Phone: 864.312.6436
Email: kbest@alz.org

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