The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, we’ve mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now, we’re continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s — the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an all-age, all-ability, family-friendly event. Activities will vary by location, but will likely include:
- Scenic 1-2 mile walk route
- Times of remembrance
- Music and family entertainment
- Kids play areas
- Snacks and water
- Information on Alzheimer’s Association programs and services
- Exhibits featuring our sponsors’ products and services
- Opportunity to advocate to Congress to support research funding and Alzheimer’s policy initiatives
The South Carolina Chapter is proud to host several walk locations throughout the state in 2011. Click here to view a list of walk locations in South Carolina.
If you are interested in supporting a team or walk participant, we have made it easy to pledge your support online. Simply select the appropriate walk location and search for the walker or team that you’d like to support.
Form a team:
Forming a team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s can enhance your experience and multiply your impact. Together, as a team, you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone. While we encourage you to recruit as many people as possible to join your team, there is no minimum number of people for a team. So gather at least one friend to begin. For tips on building your team, check out our tips for team captains at alz.org/walk.
To register online, choose the “Register Here” button on the walk location site. To register a team, choose “Start a Team” to register as team captain. Each team member can then choose to “Join an Existing Team” when they register. If you’d rather register as an individual, select that option instead. It’s that simple!
Set a goal:
Each walk participant is encouraged to set a fundraising goal. Remember, the all donations will support Alzheimer research and services for South Carolina families who have a loved one with the disease. So set your goal high! In order to receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt at the event, you will need to raise a minimum of $100. Incentive prizes are also available to participants according to their totals.