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Tuesday, October 5th- Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon at Goodwood Libarary from 12-1pm. Registration Required HERE
Wednesday, November 3rd- Pre-Registration Day- drop by our office anytime from 8am-4pm to pick up incentives, T-shirts, or drop off money or checks
Saturday, November 6th- meet us out at the Walk!
What is the Walk to Remember?
The Walk to Remember is an annual community event to raise awareness and funding support for Alzheimer's Services, a local non-profit of the Capital Area that serves those affected with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. This is an IN-PERSON event that is open to the community. It's a family friendly walk with a stroller and walker friendly 1 mile route.
Come out and enjoy some fresh Fall air, get some exercise with your kiddos and family in a safe environment, connect with other caregivers and caregiver families, honor and celebrate your loved ones, walking strong and doing good at the same time!
What is the Day-Of Event Schedule?
8AM- Walk event site opens with Registration, the Memory Market, and the Children's Village
8:30AM- Welcome, Introductions of the Honorary Chair, Special Guests, and Warm-Up Exercises
9AM- Walk Starts
- Live music with local band Three Blind Mice
- Continue to enjoy the Memory Market or the Children's Village
- Free cold drinks and Jambalaya served
12PM- Walk Ends
What is the Children's Village?
The Children's Village is a designated tent area out at the Walk for kids and their families When you're out at the Walk make sure you stop by the Children's Village with your little ones for some fun! This year we'll have:
- carnival station games like bean bag toss, suckers in the hay, ring the coke bottles, potatoe sack races, and more!
- live clowns making balloon animals
- a Fall themed scavenger hunt sheet you can use along the Walk route
- Fall themed coloring craft to take home
- A family photo op backdrop with Fall decor
Why should I walk?
This past year has put a tremendous burden on caregivers and their loved ones affected with Alzhiemer's or other dementia. Caregivers saw themselves immediately become frontline workers at home almost overnight, and the burden hasn't let up yet. 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.
Currently among the top diseases in the US, Alzheimer's is the only one with NO treatment, and NO cure. Alzheimer's is a difficult diagnosis, not only for the patients but also for their caregivers.
The pandemic has not only put incredible additional amounts of stress on caregivers, but the social isolation and lack of routine has also affected those with the disease. Alzheimer's Services was able to adapt quickly, shifting support groups and webinars virtual, keeping our helpline open, creating drive-by activity kits, and safe at-home visits so we could continue to serve the community during this challenging time.
Now, more than ever, your participation in this year's Walk to Remember helps provide the support and resources to those most in need that are affected by Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
Can I volunteer at the Walk?
Yes you can! Click HERE to access our online volunteer form. While you don't need to fill out your educational background, current occupation, or previous experience, please make sure to note WALK TO REMEMBER in the Comments section! Once we recieve it we'll reach out to you to confirm.
Can I run the walk?
Glad you asked! Yes, you can! While we will not be giving out official race bibs and times this year, you can still come out and run the walk to shoot for your best mile time!