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Thank you, Oregon walkers!


You are amazing — in so many ways!

  1. More than 6,000 of you (a record!) participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year.
  2. As of Oct. 20, you have helped us raise 25 percent more funds over last year’s Walk season.
  3. Your dedication to a world without Alzheimer’s inspires us every single day.

Let’s keep the momentum going! At last count, we are within about 20 percent of our statewide goal of $710,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. With your help, we can reach it!

Here are a few fundraising ideas for the rest of the year:


Healthy Step Challenge

The 2014 Walk may be over, but we can continue to take steps toward a world without Alzheimer’s! We are looking for 250 individuals to commit to raising $100 a week for five weeks — and to take 10,000 steps every day.

Exercise (including walking) is good for your heart, and it’s also good for your brain; when you take part in the Healthy Step Challenge, you’re doing something for your health, as well as for the fight to end Alzheimer’s 

So grab your sneakers, and let’s stay walking!


Add a name to a Promise Garden flower — on our holiday tree

Want to honor a caregiver, a person living with Alzheimer’s or someone forever in your heart? For a minimum donation of $25 from Nov. 1 to 29, we will hang a Promise Garden flower with that person’s name on the Oregon Chapter holiday tree.

This opportunity will be available through Dec. 31, but the minimum donation will be $30 after Nov. 29.


“Walking in a Purple Wonderland”

Join the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter for a holiday bazar and open house from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at our Portland office (1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190).

You will be able to purchase great gifts from various vendors, including handcrafted items, and a percentage of the proceeds will go toward the Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Following the holiday bazar, we invite you to attend our Sing Here Now holiday concert at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton!


Want to participate in our post-Walk fundraising campaign?

Click here if you were a team captain this year.

Click here if you weren't a team captain this year.


Questions? Contact Kara Busick at 503-416-0209 or


Thanks so much for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!



Thank you to our Walk to End Alzheimer's sponsors!




Join or start a team today.

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