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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Katy, TX

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Katy, TX

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~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago    
2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Katy, TX
 
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September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a disease that affects more than 6 million Americans and kills more than breast cancer prostate cancer combine.
 
This month you can help the cause by joining the #WalkToEndAlzheimers this upcoming Saturday, September 25, at Heritage Square.
 
Join the cause by signing up at: bit.ly/3AjwSK4
 
Event Information
 
Schedule of Events:
 
Registration at 7:30 a.m. | Ceremony at 8 a.m. | Walk at 8:30 a.m.
 
Location:
 
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch | 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494
 
Route Length: 2.3 miles
 
Contact:
 
Fredy Batres | 713.314.1330 | [email protected]
 
They are moving forward with plans to host the Walk to End Alzheimer's in person this fall. They are planning every Walk with the health and safety of their constituents, staff and volunteers as their top priorities. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. They will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.
 
General Information
 
Where do the funds go?
 
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
 
Do I have to register in order to Walk?
 
Yes, they want to know you're walking with them and need every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, they ask every participant to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer's.
 
Do I need to register my children for Walk?
 
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.
 
Does every participant get a T-shirt?
 
Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer's T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event.
 
How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising web page?
 
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer's Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take one to two weeks to show up on your web page. Don't want to wait? You can also deposit checks directly to your Walk page from the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app for iPhone or Android.
 
Event Specifics
 
Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place at Walk?
 
The health and safety of their participants, staff and volunteers are their top priorities. Walk events will be designed with this in mind including a venue layout that allows for physical distancing, hand sanitizer stations, contactless registration and more. The Association will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines and make adjustments to their event-day safety protocols as needed.
 
Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
 
They do allow strollers, but for everyone's safety, they discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
 
What happens if it rains?
 
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, they will cancel. If this is the case, they will update their Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.
 
They need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
 
They need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, Promise Garden and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit their volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.
 
How do I get a Promise Garden Flower?
 
Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.
 
*Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
 
*Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
 
*Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer's.
 
*Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Still have questions?
 
Check out their FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Fredy Batres
Phone: 713.314.1330
Email: [email protected]
 
Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer's.
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gailcreel Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago    
My husband is participating in a cycling event to raise in the fight against Alzheimer's that day as well.
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Fiona Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago    
Great event and fundraiser for this event. This is such a bad disease and affects so many. I would love to volunteer for this and will go on the site to find out more.
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AJ Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago    
Great event!
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