Riverside Park
Sunday, October 20



About Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is our national signature event which brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members — who all want to make a difference. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $300 million to help advance research and support for those battling Alzheimer's disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is a great opportunity to participate in the movement to end Alzheimer's disease. Thousands of walkers come out to support the cause at Walk to End Alzheimer's throughout NYC, raising over $1 million. Register for Walk to End Alzheimer's today and help us raise even more!

Walk to End Alzheimer's planning is in full swing! Register early and start your fundraising today. Help us reach our goal of raising over $1.2 million to support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. Walk to End Alzheimer's is a great day full of activities for the whole family.


Sunday, October 20, 2013
9:00 - 10:00am Check-in, On-Site Registration, Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00am Opening Ceremony and Special Awards
11:00 - 12:30pm Walk to End Alzheimer's
Walk Distance: 2 miles
Entrance to the Walk: West 97th Street and Riverside Drive
  • If you're bringing the family, feel free to bring strollers, wagons or anything else
    with you
  • We'll have our fun-filled Kids Korner with lots of cool activities and the
    2012 Doggie Dugout, so bring your 4-legged walkers
  • Riverside Park in the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan has terrific playgrounds for the kids and dog runs for the pets

    By Car:
    West Side Highway to the 96th Street exit. Turn slight right onto West 96th Street. Turn left onto West End Avenue. Turn left onto West 97th Street. Turn right onto Riverside Drive. There is limited street parking available in the neighborhood.

    By Bus: From Eastside: Take the M96 cross-town to West End Avenue. Walk one block West to Riverside Drive. From Uptown or Downtown Manhattan: Take the M5 to West97th Street and Riverside Drive.

    By Subway: Take the 1, 2 or 3 trains to 96th Street. Walk two blocks west to Riverside Drive.
Pre-Walk Check-In

Check-in Early and Skip the Lines at our “Bank Night” We are planning to have a Bank Night at the Chapter office the week before the walk:
  • What is Pre-Walk Check-In?
    • Early “Check-in”
  • Dates:
    • Coming soon!
  • Where? Here at our Chapter!
                        360 Lexington Ave, 4th floor (between 40th & 41st St)
  • Benefits:
    • Skip the Registration and Check-In lines
    • Get your prizes (t-shirts, etc) in advance to wear the day-of
    • Turn in any donations here at the Chapter
    • On Sunday, you can go straight to get breakfast, coffee, enjoy entertainment, etc.
    • If your friends and family have already registered, you can pick up their t-shirts, bracelets, etc for them!
  • Prizes:
    Raise Receive
    $100 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt
    $500 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt
    • Walk to End Alzheimer’s long-sleeve Shirt
    $1,000 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt
    • Walk to End Alzheimer’s long-sleeve Shirt
    • Canvas tote bag
    $5,000 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt
    • Walk to End Alzheimer’s long-sleeve Shirt
    • Canvas tote bag
    • “Forget-Me-Not” silk scarf or silk tie
    • Sterling silver “reason to hope” bangle bracelet or men’s cuff bracelet
  • VIP Breakfast:
    Individual walkers

  • We accept cash although we prefer checks or money orders
  • Your donations can be made online, sent to your team captains (if you're part of a team) or mailed to us
  • Please make checks out to: "Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter"
    • If you're registered as an individual, write your name in the "Memo" portion, otherwise write your team captain's name so you'll be credited. We will make sure it's accurately reflected on yoru team captain's page
    • Postal address: Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter, 360 Lexington Ave - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017
    • Our office is located between 40th & 41st Streets. Also feel free to bring your donations to our office - we would love the opportunity to thank you personally!
  • Process time for off-line donations usually takes about a week to show up on your home page

  • Registration:
  • If registered as a walker last year, you can use the same username and password
    • If you've forgotten these, there is an easy method to retrieve them once you begin the registration process
    • If you have any questions or issues with your username/password, please email walk@alznyc.org
  • Send e-mails to family, friends and colleagues to join you on October 20 or to sponsor you by making a donation
  • Register your family and friends online - anyone you think might want to walk the day of - before the event
    • It makes check-in easier even if someone isn't sure they can make it to the walk. Just register them anyway, no worries if it turns out that they can't make it
  • Brochures are available in English and Spanish and posters are available in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese
    • If you'd like some for your office, apartment or other location to raise awareness and support, send me an email with the quantity you'd like to receive

Site Map


Fundraising Tools

Forming a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's can enhance your experience and multiply your impact on the fight against Alzheimer's. Together as a team, you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone.
Materials (Print Version)

If you would like hard copies mailed to you or your office, please call 646.744.2966 or email walk@alznyc.org. Please be sure to include:
  • Amount
  • Languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese)
  • Full mailing address
Save The Dates, Brochures, Posters








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Walk to End Alzheimer's would not be possible without the support of our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer, we count on your invaluable contribution of time and energy to make the event a success. Walk Day Volunteers help us accomplish essential tasks and interact with walkers to make this a great experience.

Get Your College Involved!
Colleges for a Cause is a program that allows school communities to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's disease through friendly competition between local colleges and universities. Area schools compete against each other to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease in support of Walk to End Alzheimer's. The winner of the competition will be the school able to raise the most amount of money for the cause. Winners will be presented with a special prize during the opening ceremony for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, be featured in our newsletter, have their team photo displayed on the official Walk to End Alzheimer's website, and will receive a recognition plaque to display at their college/university.

Media Clips
New York City Chapter Walk Video
2012 Facts and Figures Video
Celebrity Champions
NY Yankees Promotional Video