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Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join us in the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Walk to End Alzheimer's

Choose a Walk Near You 

Walk Kick-Offs & Events

Start a Team

Walker News

Fundraising Tips

Walk at a Glance

Sponsors

Photos


 


About the Walk to End Alzheimer's

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. This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.


Choose a Walk Near You

All Desert Southwest Chapter Walks take place during the fall. Choose a Walk below to register or to support a Walker.

Registration for our 2013 Walk events is open!
 

Rim Country Walk to End Alzheimer's
September 21, 2013
Green Valley Park, Payson AZ

Prescott Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Downtown Courthouse Plaza

Tucson Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Gene C. Reid Park

River Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Riverside Casino Truck Lot, Bullhead City, AZ

West Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Beardsley Recreation Center

Las Vegas Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Fashion Show Mall

Sierra Vista Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Mall at Sierra Vista

Verde Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tequa, The Village of Oak Creek

Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Wesley Bolin Plaza 


Walk Kick-Offs and Fundraising Events

Planning for our 2013 Walk season is under way and we will post information about Kick-Off events as it becomes available! These events are an opportunity to meet fellow Walkers, join or start a team and rally in support of each other!
 

Start a Team

Forming a team for the Walk can enhance your experience and multiply your impact on the fight against Alzheimer's. Whether you gather friends, neighbors or co-workers, together, as a team, you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone.

Local Team Captain Kits - 2013 kits coming soon!

Central Arizona

Northern Arizona

Southern Arizona

Southern Nevada


Team Captain Guide

Team Sign-Up Sheet

Team Recruitment Letter

Team Talking Points 

Team Donation Log


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Walker News

As we get closer to the 2013 Walks please check back here often for more details!

Fundraising Tips
Fundraising is a large part of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We want you to meet your goal. We have posters, cards and online tools to help make your fundraising efforts a succes! Please check back often for links and downloads.

Here are some tips to get you started:

Raise money with friends and family:  
  • Send an e-mail out to everyone you know directing them to your Web page. The convenience of being able to pay with a credit card makes your fundraising a snap.
  • Ask friends and family to donate to your cause rather than buy you a gift for a special occasion, like your birthday.
  • Give something up – a movie, manicure or dinner at an expensive restaurant – and contribute what you would have spent to the Walk.
  • Encourage your donors to make donations in honor of, in memory of or in support of someone who has been affected by Alzheimer's. This is a great way for your donors to be involved in the Walk. Offer to write the honored person’s name on your shirt for a donation or carry a picture of that person with you on walk day.
  • Change your home, cellular and work voicemail to announce to all that you will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. It’s a great way to spread the word!
  • Print your donation forms on brightly colored paper. This will ensure that they stand out in a stack of bills and other correspondence.

Raise money in your office:

  • Sell candy, chips, popcorn, soda, bagels or donuts at the office. You may be able to get the goods donated so everything goes to your fundraising.
  • Ask human resources if you can go “Casual for a Cause.” If your office has business professional or business casual dress, co-workers may make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in exchange for a chance to wear jeans for the day.
  • Send a postcard, flyer or e-mail to update potential donors on your progress. Let people know how you are doing in reaching your fundraising goals and tell them something about Alzheimer's. In addition to updating your friends and family, it will serve as a reminder for those who haven’t donated yet!
  • Most e-mail programs give you the ability to create your own signature at the bottom of each message. This is a great way to let both personal and business contacts know that you are walking. Add a link to your Walk page and you may be surprised at the number of people who end up donating. 
  • In the lunchroom or break room, leave a stack of donation forms and a sign with a picture of yourself and a note about why you are participating in the walk.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's at a Glance

The Walk to End Alzheimer's 2013 planning is in full swing! Register today and get an early start on fundraising. The Walk is a fun filled day of activities for the whole family.  Activities include:

  • 6 walk locations in Arizona and Nevada
  • A 3-mile route and a 1.5-mile route
  • Entertainment, kids activities and pet areas
  • Food and beverages
  • Information on Alzheimer's Association programs and services
  • Information about Corporate Sponsors' products and services

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Sponsors
To get more information on 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's sponsorship opportunities please select a Walk below.

Rim Walk

Prescott Walk

Tucson Walk

West Valley Walk

River Walk

Las Vegas Walk

Sierra Vista Walk

Verde Valley Walk

Phoenix Walk 


Photos
To view photos from Walk to End Alzheimer's events please visit our Photo Gallery.

 

Join or start a team today.

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