The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Subzero Heroes is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff event in the Hudson Valley. When you register for Subzero Heroes, one of the first questions you will be asked is “Which Walk event would you like your funds to be credited to?” Most people choose to have the funds they raise credit the Walk in their county, however this is completely up to you. Our Walks are held in Rockland, Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess/Ulster and Orange/Sullivan.
About a month after the Subzero Heroes event, your online profile and all of your funds will be transfered to the Walk that you chose when you first registered. You will then be considered a Walk to End Alzheimer’s participant. Once you are officially part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ‘family’ you will be invited to any events/fundraisers/functions that happen through the year.
Attending Walk is encouraged but not necessary. If you are able to attend Walk, then you will be considered a guest of honor- and we hope that you wear your Subzero Heroes t-shirt and share your experience with the other Walk participants!
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. In addition, your actions, both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. At a Walk event, you can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the support programs and services offered by your local chapter. You will also have unique opportunities to get involved with the cause through advocacy initiatives and clinical trial enrollment. These experiences, in addition to other on-site opportunities, help each participant connect to their reason for walking.
Our mission To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Our vision A world without Alzheimer’s disease®.