CONNECTICUT’S 7 “WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS” ARE IN PERSON THIS YEAR!
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting everyone in Connecticut to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by taking part in one of our seven Walk to End Alzheimer’s on six weekends in September and October.
We are holding our walks in-person this year, or you can walk in your own neighborhoods.
No matter where you walk, know that your health and safety are our top priorities. At the walk sites, there will be safety protocols including physical distancing and contactless registration. Per CDC guidelines, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask when in a crowded area. Masks will be available on-site.
Here are your 2021 Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s dates:
September 12th – Central CT at Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol
September 19th – Northwestern CT at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville
September 25th – Eastern CT at Ocean Beach Park, New London & Putnam Rotary Park
September 26th – Greater New Haven at Ken Strong Stadium, West Haven
October 3rd – Greater Hartford at Rentschler Stadium, East Hartford
October 3rd – Enfield at Enfield Green
October 10th – Fairfield County at Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk
New this year: When the site opens, the walk route will be open. You are free to finish your Walk before or after our condensed Promise Garden Ceremony. We’re encouraging all attendees to physically distance and to use hand sanitizer that will be available throughout the site.
Walk day will be as contactless as possible, and we are recommending all walkers register and turn in donations in advance using the mobile app or via QR codes on site.
We are offering a fun and meaningful Walk-day experience for those walking in their own neighborhoods. Download our mobile app to watch the recorded opening and Promise Garden Ceremony. The Promise Garden will be in augmented reality (AR) and allows you to select a flower and plant it among others. You can also track your at-home Walk, with AR start and finish lines. Download the app here: App Store | Google Play
“We are excited to move ahead with our Walk to End Alzheimer’s following all local and state safety protocols,” says Ginny Hanbridge, Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Whether you join us at one of our seven walks on-site, or in your own community, know that you are making a difference for those with dementia and their families and we thank you.”
You can register your team for one of the seven Walk to End Alzheimer’s by clicking here.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s ® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. There are 80 thousand people living with Alzheimer’s in Connecticut and twice as many caregivers, most providing unpaid care. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/connecticut.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900