About a week ago I was approached by one of my online friends, Elizabeth to help sponsor her for The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. I had not heard about this charitable cause before and I was certainly interested in helping out whatever way I could. Since I won’t be able to do any of the walks I could help by sponsoring Elizabeth on her walk.

The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the largest event in the nation to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. This has been an annual event since 1989. And in that time The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk has raised over $225 million dollars. And right now The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is looking for some people who would like to become a Team Captain. Team Captains are needed from all over the nation to gather teams for the Memory Walk. You can learn more about the Memory Walk by visiting their web site.

As I said I am sponsoring my friend Elizabeth in this walk. She is going to be participating int he Michigan 5K walk. She hasn’t walked that far in some time but she knows that this is for a good cause so she is getting out there to walk. I would certainly encourage you to sponsor Elizabeth but maybe you are looking to sponsor someone who is a little closer to your home. I used the Find a Walk feature on the website, entered my zip code and found 5 Memory Walks that are going to happen in my area. They are rather close too. I can then click on one of those walks and find the “sponsor participant” feature.

Maybe you are more ambitious than I and want to become a Team Captain yourself. It is very easy to sign up as a Team Captain. Some of the requirements for becoming a Team Captain are that you need to recruit 9 participants, register your team online (so you can take advantage of the great fundraising tools), plan a kick off event. With this you can get your team excited about participating in the walk and share with each other different ways in which to raise funds from sponsors. If you are interested in being a Team Captain then you need to sign up early to get your team together.

I hope that these walks raise more money to help end Alzheimer’s as well as to help those who suffer from the disease and the ones affected by it as well.

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5 Responses to “The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sponsoring me! I figure walking 5 kilometers (which should take me about an hour), and raising $200.00, is the least I can do. The more I learn about Alzheimer’s disease, the more I want to do everything possible to help it not affect someone I love.

  2. Drew says:

    I’m happy to help. Good luck out there.

  3. Derrich says:

    Very cool, Elizabeth. I’ve got a team of my own as well. Like you said…it’s the very least I could do.

  4. Drew says:

    Good luck to you Derrich, you are doing a wonderful thing by being a captain.

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