So far, the Alzheimer’s Association has raised $510,493.50 out of their $800,000.00 fundraising goal. Over 1,769 participants across 352 teams have been involved in the effort thus far. Check out the event information below to see how you can become involved!
Registration at 8am
Ceremony at 9am
Walk at 9:30am
Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park
3200 George Busbee Pkwy NW Kennesaw (Greater Atlanta), GA 30144
Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.
Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $200. T-shirts will be available for pick up during Bank Week and on Walk day until the walk begins.
How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.
Will there be music?
This year, KLF Pro Entertainment’s Kerwin L. Felix Band will be providing the entertainment and music for the whole walk! Kerwin, the CEO of KLF Pro Entertainment and Keyboardist in the Kerwin L. Felix Band, has a personal connection with this event. His father passed in 2016 of dementia, and since then has decided to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association, among other organizations, to attempt to make a difference in the community.
Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times. Please note our walk route does include various terrains and several inclines.
What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.
We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities or email Mia Chester, Volunteer Manager, at MChester@alz.org.
How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.
- Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
- Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
- Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
Where do we park? Is it free?
KSU Sports + Entertainment Park has multiple convenient parking locations available near the stadium. The black, gold, and coral lots are free to all 2017 Walk Participants. However, patrons are asked to follow the detailed parking instructions below:
Black Lot Address: 625 Big Shanty Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30144
From 75, take Exit 269 and head East on Barrett Pkwy.Turn Left onto George Busbee Pkwy NW. Head North.Turn Left onto Big Shanty Rd NW.Black Lot will be on your Right.
From 575, take Exit 1 and head West onto Barrett Pkwy.Turn Right onto George Busbee Pkwy NW. Head North.Turn Left onto Big Shanty Rd NW.Black Lot will be on your Right.
Gold Lot Address: 3227 Busbee Dr. NW Kennesaw, GA 30144
From 75, take Exit 271 and head East on Chastain Rd.Turn Right onto Busbee Dr. NW. Head South.Gold Lot will be on your Right.
From 575, take Exit 3 and head West on Chastain Rd.Turn Left onto Busbee Dr. NW. Head South.Gold Lot will be on your Right.
Start in front of the KSU Stadium Box Office Walk down Radow (road on site), Cross over Big Shanty Rd NW, Continue onto Hidden Forest Ct., Turn right onto Noonday Creek, Turn right onto Barrett Lakes Blvd, Turn right on Big Shanty Rd. NW, Take a left on Radow (road at sports park), Continue straight onto The Walking Trail, End inside KSU Stadium.
Start in front of the KSU Stadium Box Office, Walk down Radow (road on site), Take a left on Radow onto The Walking Trail, Continue straight onto The Walking Trail, End inside KSU Stadium.