Saturday, October 10th at 9AM, Live from our Facebook Page!
Follow us online through any of the below social media channels for up to date information on our Walk to Remember Virtual Event:
2020 Walk to Remember Facebook Event: HERE
Alzheimer's Services Main Facebook Page: HERE
We are excited this year's Honorary Chair is 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 Virtual Event?
The Virtual Walk to Remember is a celebration event to raise awareness ands funds for Alzheimer's Services, a local non-profit to the Capital Area that serves those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. This virtual celebration will be a live broadcast via our Facebook page with Alzheimer's Servcies Walk Coordinator, Honorary Chair, Director, and staff, volunteers, team captains, and some surprise special guests! It's going to be a fun and interactive hour to tune in for.
WHAT: The 2020 Virtual Walk to Remember Celebration - one of Alzheimer's Services largest awareness and fundraising event of the year.
WHEN: Saturday, October 10th, from 9AM-10AM on Facebook LIVE from our Alzheimer's Services Facebook Page
WHERE: Facebook Live! This is a virtual event.
Pre-Registration day will be Wednesday, September 30th at our office on North Blvd. from 8am to 4pm. This is the day you drive by our office to pick up your Walk T-shirts, any fundraising incentives, and your Memory Market goody bag! You can also drop off any checks or money you've collected on this day. More information on Pre-Registration can be found on our FAQ page.
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!
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 (virtually) Walking!
Alzheimer Services Walk Coordinator