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. This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.
Planning for our 2013 Walk season is under way and we will post information about Kick-Off events as it becomes available! These events are an opportunity to meet fellow Walkers, join or start a team and rally in support of each other!
Forming a team for the Walk can enhance your experience and multiply your impact on the fight against Alzheimer's. Whether you gather friends, neighbors or co-workers, together, as a team, you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone.
As we get closer to the 2013 Walks please check back here often for more details!
Fundraising is a large part of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We want you to meet your goal. We have posters, cards and online tools to help make your fundraising efforts a succes! Please check back often for links and downloads.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Raise money with friends and family:
Send an e-mail out to everyone you know directing them to your Web page. The convenience of being able to pay with a credit card makes your fundraising a snap.
Ask friends and family to donate to your cause rather than buy you a gift for a special occasion, like your birthday.
Give something up – a movie, manicure or dinner at an expensive restaurant – and contribute what you would have spent to the Walk.
Encourage your donors to make donations in honor of, in memory of or in support of someone who has been affected by Alzheimer's. This is a great way for your donors to be involved in the Walk. Offer to write the honored person’s name on your shirt for a donation or carry a picture of that person with you on walk day.
Change your home, cellular and work voicemail to announce to all that you will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. It’s a great way to spread the word!
Print your donation forms on brightly colored paper. This will ensure that they stand out in a stack of bills and other correspondence.
Raise money in your office:
Sell candy, chips, popcorn, soda, bagels or donuts at the office. You may be able to get the goods donated so everything goes to your fundraising.
Ask human resources if you can go “Casual for a Cause.” If your office has business professional or business casual dress, co-workers may make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in exchange for a chance to wear jeans for the day.
Send a postcard, flyer or e-mail to update potential donors on your progress. Let people know how you are doing in reaching your fundraising goals and tell them something about Alzheimer's. In addition to updating your friends and family, it will serve as a reminder for those who haven’t donated yet!
Most e-mail programs give you the ability to create your own signature at the bottom of each message. This is a great way to let both personal and business contacts know that you are walking. Add a link to your Walk page and you may be surprised at the number of people who end up donating.
In the lunchroom or break room, leave a stack of donation forms and a sign with a picture of yourself and a note about why you are participating in the walk.