North Carolinians are Walking to End Alzheimer’s. Here’s How You Can Join Them.

There are plenty of upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's events in NC. (Shutterstock)

By Leah Sherrell

October 4, 2023

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care.  And there are 11 upcoming NC events aimed at ending the disease.  Here’s how you can get involved.

This Saturday, the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Raleigh. The walk is part of the largest event in the world that amplifies awareness of Alzheimer’s and raises money for research, and support.  

The fundraiser is open to people of all ages and abilities this Saturday in Raleigh at the Halifax Mall.

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If Saturday is short notice and Raleigh is too far, don’t worry. There are 11 more walks in North Carolina until Nov. 4 where you can participate or volunteer. 

How to Get Involved: 

  1. Consult the websites for the Eastern or Western North Carolina Chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. 
  2. Choose the town where you want to walk or volunteer. 
  3. You will see buttons where you can register, volunteer, or donate. 
    1. If you are walking, you can participate with a team of family or friends, join an existing team, or walk as an individual. There is no fee to join the walk but you have the option to fundraise or donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. 
    2. If you would like to volunteer on the day of the walk you will be asked to fill out a volunteer form. Select the options that you are interested in and wait to hear back! 
    3. If you would like to donate to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you can designate the funds on behalf of a team walking in your town or directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s NC Locations  

Eastern NC: 

Raleigh 10/7

Jacksonville 10/14

New Bern 10/21

Fayetteville 10/28

Wilmington 11/4

Western NC:

Greensboro 10/7

Asheville 10/14

Gastonia 10/14

Charlotte 10/21

Kannapolis 10/28

Hickory 10/28

Winston-Salem 11/4

Author

  • Leah Sherrell

    Leah Sherrell is a multimedia reporter for Cardinal & Pine. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, she's a resident of Kernersville with a background in video production and communication. Leah uses many forms of media to explore the multifaceted lifestyles and cultures present in North Carolina.

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