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2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Join us as we walk to end Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and a disease that devastates millions of families across the country. With your help, we can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer's care and support and advance critical research. Together we are an unstoppable force in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Walk with us. Start a team...Today.

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NEW! - 2013 Walk Participant Guide

Major Metro Walks

Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team
Saturday, September 21 - Constant's Wharf, 1100 E Constance Road,
Suffolk, VA

South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team
Sunday, October 13 - Neptune Park, 3114 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA

Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team
Saturday, October 19 - Port Warwick, 
Newport News, VA

Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team
Saturday, October 26 - Matthew Whaley Elementary School, 301 Scotland St Williamsburg, VA

Share your fundraising ideas for this walk with other teams in the
Williamsburg Walk Facebook Group.

Rural Walks

Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team 
Saturday, October 5 - Senior Perspectives Office, Nassawadox, VA

Farmville Walk to End Alzheimer's - Register your team
Thursday, October 3 - Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Satellite Walk

Old Dominion University Satellite Walk - Register your team
Thursday, September 19 at 12 noon on Kaufman Mall behind Webb Center. NOTE: Register on the South Hampton Roads Walk registration website by including ODU in your team name or join an already registered team that has ODU in their name.


Volunteering - We need YOU!

We have volunteer committees within each community for each walk! If you are interested in offering your time and talents either on the day of the walk or during the planning process, we hope you will consider joining our walk steering committees and becoming a volunteer. Time commitments are roughly 2-4 hours a month increasing to 5-8 hours a week closer to walk day. Committees meet once a month, February to November of current walk season to strategize meeting event fundraising benchmarks. Our biggest need: City Champions! Help spread the word within your own community about Walk. These volunteers will work under the Team Recruitment Sub-committee. Volunteer description of City Champion.
 
For more information, contact: Peninsula and Williamsburg Walks: Barbara Monteith at bmonteith@alz.org or 757.812.0638. All other Walks, contact Jennifer Crabtree at jcrabtree@alz.org or 757.459.2405.


Sponsorship - LEAD THE WAY AT WORK


It only takes one person to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease---and that person could be YOU! We offer Walk to End Alzheimer's sponsors a broad range of benefits, including opportunities for cross promotions, team building and association of your brand with America's number one voluntary health organization dedicated to ending Alzheimer's. Through our partnerships with local businesses and corporate sponsorships, we are able to fund critical care services and programs that help individuals with Alzheimer's and their families. If you are interested in becoming a 2013 Walk Sponsor or a year round Corporate Sponsor, please contact Gino Colombara, President/CEO at gino.colombara@alz.org or 757.459.2405. See other ways your company can be involved with us: Company Involvement.

 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Proud Regional Sponsor

 

 

A special thank you to returning Regional Walk Sponsor BayPort Credit Union for their fourth-year sponsorship of all our chapter's walks!

 

Presenting Sponsors

      

                            

Special thanks to our Walk Media Supporters!

                   


How to Participate

Forming a team can enhance your experience and multiply your impact in the fight against Alzheimer's. Together, as a team you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone.
 
What is a team? We're glad you asked. A team is a group of 2-10 registered walkers. A team can consist of: families, friends, co-workers, club or organization members from a university or college, school groups and more! If you have questions about forming a team and how to get started, contact us and we will be happy to help. 

Team Captain
- Team captains play an important role in walks, serving as a liaison between their team and the Alzheimer's Association. The Team Captain is responsible for forming a team and recruiting team members, setting fundraising goals and teaching team members how to be fundraisers. He or she informs team members of important dates and procedures and organizes the team on walk day. Team sizes vary greatly from 2 walkers to 100 walkers, but the average team consists of 10 walkers.
Team Member
- The captain serves as liaison for the team, but it is the duty of each team member to help reach the team's fundraising goals and help with team member recruitment. To register yourself or new member visit the registration page of your Walk of choice. Please be sure that your team captain has registered first and you know your team name. Teams looking for members from the public will have a hand icon next to their team name on the front page of the registration site.
Individual Walker - These are participants who are not on a team and have elected to become a fundraiser on their own.  

Dowloadable information:
NEW! - 2013 Walk Participant Guide

Walk FAQ's
Walk to End Alzheimer's Team Captain Guide
Creative Fundraising Ideas
Volunteer description of City Champion.

 
Need a fundraising packet or have questions about fundraising? 
Email
Jenn Crabtree, Development Manager & Lead Staff for all Walks.