Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to participate in the Bloomington/Normal Walk to End Alzheimer’s in October 2021.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 9th
Heartland Community College in Normal

We’re walking in 2021 and we invite you to join us! Whether you want to join us in-person or Walk from Home in your neighborhood, there are ways for everyone to get involved. Your local event will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. il!

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.

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Schedule of Events on Saturday, October 9th:

  • 8:30am – Registration
  • 9:30am – Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00am – Walk at Heartland Community College (2 mile route length)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TO WALK OR DONATE TO THE CAUSE

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