Do a Little Big Thing

It's World Alzheimer's Month. Across the globe, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia. It's going to take all of us to change these numbers. Here are three easy ways you can get involved and help us move toward a world
without Alzheimer's.

Raise awareness by going purple to show your passion for the cause.
 
Be a part of our largest event to raise funds for care, support and research.
 
These brave individuals are making a difference in the fight to #ENDALZ.
 

Raise Awareness

Here's how, in three easy steps:

  1. Right click on the END ALZ icon and save to your computer.
  2. Log into your Facebook account. Move your cursor over your current profile picture and select "Change Picture."
  3. Use the browse function to locate and upload the END ALZ graphic.

Show Your Purple

  • The cast of The Big Bang Theory joins together in the fight to End Alzheimer's!

  • AC/DC front man Brian Johnson and the Fifty Plus Racing team show their support for Alzheimer's awareness at the Daytona International Speedway.

  • Gardens of purple flowers in Washington, DC, show Alzheimer's awareness is all around!

  • The Campbell family dressed in purple to celebrate Glen's birthday

  • A purple Empire State Building in New York City raises Alzheimer's awareness.

We all have a reason to walk.

Find a Walk Near You

Held annually in more than 600 communities, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Select your state on the map to find Walks in your area.

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Alzheimer's, My Nana and Me

"I have made my Nana a promise: When she can no longer speak about the disease, I will speak for her. I consider myself one of the youngest Alzheimer's advocates. I will fight for her!"

Synott, now a freshman in high school, lives with his grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when he was 9. He is a passionate champion for the cause, helping answer questions at events where his grandmother speaks about the disease and fundraising at his school.
>> Read Synott's Story

I am an Alzheimer's Warrior

"Most of my time is spent doing everything I can to find a cure or stop the progression of this devastating disease. I'm doing it partly for myself, but mostly for my children and grandchildren. For me there is no question that Alzheimer's runs in the family. My father and four or five of his siblings died with symptom."

Myriam Marquez is living with Alzheimer's. After receiving her diagnosis, Myriam left her position as an attorney and public defender to pursue a new path as a passionate advocate to end this disease.

Why I Walk to End Alzheimer's

"I Walk to End Alzheimer's because I have a 51-year-old husband who has younger-onset Alzheimer's disease. I walk because my husband's brother passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer's at age 52. I am working hard now in the hopes and belief that a cure and a treatment will come in the future."

Karen Garner is a mother of a son (9) and a daughter (12). She works full time and is care partner for her husband, Jim, who is living with younger-onset Alzheimer's.
>> Read Karen's Story

A Legend Shines Light on Alzheimer's

Country singer Glen Campbell stunned fans by going public with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's in 2011. Together with his family, he continues to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.

"Dad thought it was important for people to know you can keep doing what you love ? that life doesn't end right away when you get Alzheimer's," said his daughter Ashley. "It was also so important for my dad to take action and help spread the word about the need to find a cure."

  • Synott,13, is a passionate Alzheimer's advocate who has vowed to speak for his Nana when she no longer can.

  • Myriam Marquez is living with Alzheimer's & advocating for a cure while living life to the fullest.

  • Karen Garner shares her journey as care partner for her husband with younger-onset to inspire others to get involved.

  • Glen Campbell shed light on Alzheimer's by publically sharing his diagnosis with the world.