Walk & Run

Updated August 28, 2019

Walk To Remember Changes Format

Neighborhoods, trails and parks will be the site of this year’s 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s as the new walk experience allows participants to walk everywhere to show support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups in light of restrictions caused by COVID-19.

With the help of technology, participants in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s can track their steps, follow a virtual walk path and experience the time-honored traditions of the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony. To enhance the participant experience leading up to the event and on walk day, new features are being added to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app. Participants can use the app and new “Walk Mainstage” to track their distance, manage their Facebook fundraisers and access information and resources from the association. A new audio track is available to encourage participants along the way and to congratulate them upon completion of their walk.

On walk day, the opening ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, all delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers.

The Northwest Ohio Chapter holds eight different community walks. They are: Black Swamp, August 29; Erie Shores, September 19; Grand Lake, September 19; Hancock County, September 19; North Central Ohio, September 12; Tiffin Regional, September 26; Toledo, October 10 and West Central Ohio, September 12.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/walk.

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