Memory Walk® is the Alzheimer's Association's signature event to raise funds for programs, services and support for the people with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers. Since 1989, Memory Walk® participants raised more than $235 million from friends, family, business associates and others who sponsor them to complete the Memory Walk course. Pledges and other sponsorships have helped make Memory Walk® the largest national fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease.
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Memory Walk® at a glance
- Scenic course with one and three mile options
- Wheelchair/stroller accessibility
- Entertainment, activities for kids and kids-at-heart
- Remembrance areas
- Displays from sponsors and community organizations
Memory Walk® FAQ's here.
About the Alzheimer's Association
At the Alzheimer's Association, 78 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to supporting our efforts to fund ground-breaking research, provide support for those living with Alzheimer's and their families & caregivers, educate our community and advocate on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer's. Read more about the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter here.
The Alzheimer's Association is the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Since awarding our first grants in 1982, the Association has committed over $220 million to more than 1,600 best-of-field grant proposals. Our grants program has launched the careers of some of the most stellar scientists in the field, responsible for major discoveries in our understanding of the disease. Read more about the Alzheimer's Association and the research we are funding here.
Providing Support for our Community
The Alzheimer's Association provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. Most of these services are provided at low or no cost to them. Core programs and services include: information and referral resources, care consultation, support groups, Safety Services and education. Learn more about how the Alzheimer's Association services the community here.