The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this fun and inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's helps the Alzheimer's Association fulfill its vision to create a world without Alzheimer's disease. It is also a wonderful chance to pay tribute to and honor those who have been touched by Alzheimer's. And, most importantly, it is an opportunity to be part of the solution to ensure that no one faces Alzheimer's disease alone.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer's. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fundraise using tools supported by the Alzheimer's Association.
Location: Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Distance: Three -mile walk through downtown Phoenix on Washington and nearby streets (or a 1 mile shortcut).
Walk Route: The walk begins on the west side of Wesley Bolin Plaza, ending at the southeast corner of the auditorium and covers portions of Jefferson, Washington and Adams streets. This route is scenic, paved, flat, and wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available around Wesley Bolin Plaza. Follow the signs and parking volunteers will direct you where to park. Due to the large number of participants, they strongly recommend carpooling whenever possible. This reduces the amount of traffic congestion and ensures that all walkers arrive at the event area in a timely manner. We also recommend that you arrive early, as portions of Jefferson, Washington, and Adams streets will be closed due to the walk.
Dogs: Please, bring your dog(s) to our event! The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a family-friendly event, and loves dogs. In fact, there is a separate dog registration, so our four-legged supporters can also walk for the cause! All they ask is that you have your friendly four-legged family member on a leash and be well-behaved around other animals and people.
Fees: Although there is no registration fee for this event, they encourage all of participants to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause. Raise $100 or more and receive a 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's T-shirt! Take the first step toward reaching your fundraising goal by making a personal donation today.
Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter 1028 E. McDowell Road Phoenix, Arizona 85006 602-528-0545 Website: alz.org/dsw