The organization is encouraging this years participants to walk as individuals or in small groups due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be everywhere,” said Wendy Vizek, Vice President, Constituent Events at the Alzheimer’s Association. “The pandemic is changing how we walk, but it doesn’t change the need to walk. This year, more than ever, we need to come together to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. With the dollars raised, the Alzheimer’s Association can continue to provide care and support to families during these difficult times while also advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and prevention.”
Participants can track their steps, follow a virtual Walk path and experience the time-honored traditions of the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony, thanks to new features being added to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app.
The app also includes a new “Walk Mainstage'' feature to track distance, manage Facebook fundraisers and access information and resources from the Association.