The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease and those who love them.
Each registered participant will walk down the National Mall carrying a Promise Garden flower. The colors represents their connection to the disease and show the wide impact Alzheimer’s has on not just those affected but on their families, loved ones and communities.
- Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
- Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
- Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s.
- Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Participants are raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and donations are tax-deductible.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is happening in DC Saturday, Oct. 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. and the walk to follow. Walks are one or two miles.
Safety protocols at the event including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Per CDC guidelines around crowded outdoor settings, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask when in an overcrowded area. Masks will be available on-site.
Learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by visiting act.alz.org