Coronavirus Tracker: Alzheimer’s Walk Goes Small in Same Big Fight
Sept. 21, 2020
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Walking to End Alzheimer's - COVID Edition
“Different walk, same reasons”: That’s how the Alzheimer’s Association is framing this year’s version of its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Instead of organizing large-group fundraising walks around the country, the association is making a now-familiar pandemic pivot.
“This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere—on every sidewalk, track, and trail. On event day, we invite you to participate in small, safe teams while others in your community do the same,” according to a statement on the association's event website.
Walks began in August and continue through mid-November. An interactive map helps participants find a walk date connected to their local community. As always, the association provides tools to help walkers collect donations. The event also includes a virtual component. Registrants gain access to an online Walk Mainstage, where they can join an opening ceremony on the morning of their local walk and a celebration party at a later date. The platform offers access to national team tents, sponsor booths, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. It also hosts monthly speakers and gives participants a way to interact with each other.
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