Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sunday!

The Walk is this Sunday! (October 21, 2012)

Thanks to you, we have already raised over $720,000 for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s! But we’re still a long way from our goal of raising $1 million, and we can only get there with YOUR HELP.

REGISTER HERE:  http://www.alznyc.org/nyc/walktoendalzheimers/manhattan.asp#content

Event Logistics:

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Location: Manhattan’s Upper West Side in beautiful Riverside Park
(97th St Entrance)
Who: Friends, family, kids, dogs, everyone!
Time: 9:00 AM Check-in, on-site registration and free breakfast
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM The official Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Can I still register onsite at the Walk on Sunday?

Of course! If you or a loved one did not have a chance to register beforehand, you can still easily do so on the day of at the Walk.

Directions

By Subway
Take the 1, 2, or 3 trains to the 96th Street station and walk two blocks west to Riverside Drive. The Riverside Park entrance is at 97th Street.
By Bus
From the East Side of Manhattan: Take the M96 crosstown to West End Avenue. Walk one block West to Riverside Drive.
From Uptown or Downtown Manhattan: Take the M5 to West 97th Street and Riverside Drive.
By Car
Take the West Side Highway to the 96th Street exit. Make a slight right onto West 96th Street. Turn left onto West End Avenue. Turn left onto West 97th Street. Turn right onto Riverside Drive.
Parking
There is limited free street parking available in the immediate area and there are nearby parking garages. Click here to view nearby parking garages.

*For more information on public transportation options, please consult MTA Trip Planner or Hopstop.

We are walking rain or shine!
  Sunday’s weather is supposed to be a brisk high of 62 degrees and sunny, but keep in mind, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place no matter how cold or wet the weather is. Also, keep in mind that the Walk is in the morning before the day fully warms up.Keep checking the weather forecast and make sure you and your team come to the Walk prepared. Bring an umbrella if you need it, sunglasses if you like, and be sure to layer. Most importantly, make sure that if you are wearing a jacket that your purple pride is visible!

 

Get the Official Walk T-Shirt!
  Come out and show your pride by wearing purple, the color of Alzheimer’s awareness!Raise $100 and qualify for the official 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt.Log in and check your fundraising to date, then click here for tipsto help you and your teammates earn a t-shirt!Remember, each participant on your team must individually raise or self donate $100 to get a t-shirt!
Special Thanks to Our Top Teams and Fundraisers!
Top 5 Fundraisers
  • Richard Wolf: $25,261
  • Jeffrey N. Jones: $21,966
  • Marianne Dziuba-Fiore: $15,685
  • Matthew Bernstein: $13,353
  • Donald Bernstein: $11,266
Top 5 Teams
  • KPMG-New York $26,975
  • Foundation Cycling/Ric & Jill Wolf: $25,261
  • Ernst & Young Purple Pride: $24,849
  • 80th Street Residence: $19,883
  • Team Sandy Ryzoff: $16,200
Donations
You can turn in donations at the Walk, including:
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit Card Donations
All checks should be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter. Please list your name and team name in the memo portion of the check.
Matching Gifts: Don’t forget to check with the Human Resources Department at your company. Raise double or even triple the money at no extra cost to yourself!
Bring an old iPod with you on Sunday to donate!
  Research on the brains of people with dementia has shown that, even when someone is no longer able to communicate verbally, he or she will still respond to favorite music, often dramatically. Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.By donating an old iPod, you can help those who have lost their music to reintegrate again. Bring them with you on Sunday to the Walk, and donate them at the Music & Memory table (across from the Kids’ Korner) or drop off at the Chapter’s office anytime. For more information, visit musicandmemory.org.

We are excited to have you join us for the 24th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It will be a fun-filled event for every member of your family (including kids and four-legged friends)! Whether this is your first or fifth time Walking with us, we thank you for your support and for making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Sincerest Thanks,

Last minute questions: Please contact our Team Captain Associate, Elizabeth Hodges!
([email protected] or 646-744-2919)

 

 

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