Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walks
Alzheimer’s Tennessee hosts seven regional walks, which serve as the signature FUNdraisers to support research initiatives and the families we serve. Click on a Link below for more information.
Light the Way Alzheimer's Tennessee Walk in the Tri-Cities
Saturday, April 7
111 Legion Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
Saturday, April 14
University of Tennessee Gardens
Saturday, April 28
Saturday, May 5
Oak Ridge Civic Center
Saturday, September 29
Tennessee Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN
Duer Soccer Field, Crossville, TN
Avery Trace Middle School, Cookeville, TN
Take Your First Step Today
It’s easy to get started! You may register online as an Individual, Start a Team, or Join a Team. In just a few minutes you’ll be registered and ready to start FUNdraising!
Start a Team!
Teams are the heart of what makes Alzheimer Tennessee Walk so successful. Families, friends, businesses, churches, organizations and school groups build teams to honor those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s. There is no minimum or maximum number required for an Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk Team.
Team captains and co-captains are the volunteer leaders who build excitement and help teams meet their fundraising goals. They motivate and encourage co-workers, friends and family to join their team and work to promote Alzheimer’s WALK.
Team Up Today!
- Step 1: Click on a Walk Above to Sign Up!
- Step 2: Ask 3 People to Join You
- Step 3: FUNdraise & WALK Together!
Walk to support the mission
100% of the donations collected through the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walks benefit Tennesseans. Alzheimer’s Tennessee is an independent, 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been in the community for more than 30 years serving those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promoting brain health through education, and championing global prevention and treatment efforts.
Walk for everyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease
Nearly every minute another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. More than 5.5 million Americans currently have this disease. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease, not a normal part of aging. Early detection is important because medication may slow the progression of the disease. Currently, there is no cure for this devastating illness.
Walk for Programs & Research Initiatives provided by Alzheimer’s Tennessee:
- Family counseling, care-planning, and resource referrals
- Support groups, Free local Helpline, and adult day services
- Caregiver training and funds to help provide in-home care and meet other needs
- Advocacy on a local, state and national level to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
- Research Connections providing research updates and funding clinical trials
- Healthy brain initiatives
Day of Walk
Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walks begin with a celebration
Participants find LIVE musical entertainment, FREE food, door prizes, treats from sponsors, and fun for all ages. Even pets are included! The WALKs are optional, and the distance is approximately 1½ miles, but there is often a shorter “symbolic” loop for those who want to take a few steps for the cause.
Donations Make the Day!
Most donations are secured prior to the WALK and turned in on or before the day of the WALK. Each pre-registered WALKer who raise $50 or more will qualify for a souvenir t-shirt (distributed to eligible WALKers at the WALK). Other incentive items are also available for registered walkers who raise $100 and $200 and more.
The Walk isn’t over yet …
Participants may continue turning in funds for at least 30 days following the event. Final fundraising totals will determine Top Prize winners who are recognized, along with Team Captains and Corporate Sponsors, at an Appreciation Lunch.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee Sponsors are significant supporters who want to show their commitment to the cause to their communities. Sponsors are recognized at Walks and throughout the year in a variety of ways as partners with Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Sponsor contributions made through the WALK offer help and hope to families facing Alzheimer’s. Sponsors are also encouraged to form employee teams and participate in the WALK.
Help make the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walks happen. Join a group of volunteers who meet once a month (usually over lunch) to plan the event. As a planning committee member, you may help with recruiting more walkers and teams, requesting day-of-walk donations, reaching out to potential sponsors, and spreading the word about the walks. You’ll not only be the first to hear the latest and greatest plans for the walk, but you will help make the walks even bigger and better.
Help on WALK day in your community! We count on volunteers to help set up, clean up, take photos, plus register, feed, and direct WALKers. You’ll find the option to volunteer under each WALK registration type. Why Walk?
Main Office | 888.326.9888
Kay Watson, kay.watson@TNalz.org, Director of Development & Communication
East Tennessee Office in Knoxville | 865.544.6288
Amanda Armstrong, amanda.armstrong@TNalz.org Development Specialist
Larry Effler, larry.effler@TNalz.org Communication Specialist
Cumberlands Office in Cookeville | 931.526.8010
Amanda Barlow, amanda.barlow@TNalz.org Cumberlands Director
Tracy Plant, tracy.plant@TNalz.org Cumberlands Assistant Director
Northeast Tennessee Office in Johnson City | 423.232.8993
Tracy Kendall Wilson, tracy.kendallwilson@TNalz.org Northeast Tennessee Area Director