We Are Walking!
Saturday, October 10th, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily postponed registration for this event. Please check back on July 1st, 2020, for Open Registration.
Be well. Stay Safe.
-Your Alzheimer's Services Team
We are excited to announce this year's Honorary Chair will be John D'Angelo, president and CEO of Investar Bank and Baton Rouge's Businessperson of the Year!
What is the Alzheimer's Services Walk to Remember?
The Walk to Remember is a community event to raise awareness and funding support for Alzheimer's Services, a local non-profit to the Capital Area that serves those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. This outdoor event includes a Memory Market, Children's Village, Live Music, free food and drinks, and of course, a 1-MILE Walk!
WHAT: The 2020 Walk to Remember - one of Alzheimer's Services largest awareness and fundraising event of the year.
WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- 8:00 AM: Event Site Opens - Registration, Exhibitors (Memory Market), Vendors, Children's Village and Music
- 9:00 AM: Program: Welcome, Honoring Caregivers as Heros, Presentation of Team Awards
- 9:45 AM: Walk Warm-Up
- 10:00 AM: Walk Begins
- 10:30 AM: Walkers will be returning
- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Live Band, Jambalaya, Children's Village, Team Photos, Memory Market, and Much More!
WHERE: BREC Fair Grounds, located in Airline Highway Park: 16072 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817. This is an outdoor event.
Why should I walk?
This year we want to highlight and honor caregivers as hero's for the tremendous jobs they do at home supporting their loved ones with this disesase, and we need your participation and support to continue being able to provide the respite care and resources we provide.
Currently among the top diseases in the US, Alzheimer's is the only one with no treatement, and no cure. Alzheimer's is a difficult diagnosis, not only for the patients but also for their caregivers.
More than ever, during COVID-10, we saw caregivers on the frontlines at home, caring for their loved ones during isolating stay-at-home orders. Alzheimer's Services was able to maintain our work remotely, keeping our helpline open, and moving support groups and lunch n' learn programs online.
How can I participate?
You can sign up to participate as an individual, as a member on a team, or start your own team as a Team Captain and invite friends to walk with you!
One of the best ways you can support the walk is by starting a team and asking your friends and family to join your team. Research shows people are more willing to give when asked by a friend or family member, and by becoming a Team Captain, you become the best advocates for us in your community!
The Walk to Remember is one of our largest awareness and fundraising event of the year, and we are incredibly grateful for the amazing ambassadors you become when you register as a Team Captain. It doesn't matter if you have a team of 3 people or 30, as a local non-profit, all funds raised stay right here in the community, so each dollar makes a difference!
Come out with your kids, your friends, your church group, your neighbors, or your co-workers and enjoy a Louisiana Fall morning outside on the Fair Grounds.
Registration is required whether you decide to walk as an individual (adult or child), join an existing team, or start your own as Team Captain!
-Let's get Walking!
Alzheimer Services Walk Coordinator