The Alzheimer’s Association has announced that two walks in North Carolina have ranked among the top 30 walk events nationwide. The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Charlotte has been ranked No. 17 and the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Triangle (Raleigh-Durham) has been ranked No. 29.
Despite the fundraising hurdles that befell most nonprofits this past year, both walks continued to grow and move up in the country’s rankings. The Charlotte Walk earned a spot among this ranking for the first time in 2016 at No. 23 and has remained in the top ranking since then. Participants in the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charlotte raised over $626,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. The Triangle Walk is making this list for the first time this year, raising over $389,000. Rankings are earned by overall event revenue, and include walks from over 600 communities nationwide.
“Congratulations to all involved in our North Carolina walks for their hard work and support in helping earn two nationally ranked events,” said Katherine L. Lambert, Region Leader for NC, SC & GA Chapters. “We appreciate our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the greater community for going above and beyond to make these events a huge success and to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”
On behalf of all those we serve, we can’t thank you enough, North Carolina, for your support of Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2020. Together, we raised over $1.8 million for Alzheimer’s research care and support.
And now with 2020 successfully in the books, we are wasting no time getting things rolling for the 2021 season of Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It is never too early to begin. The 2021 Walk dates have been secured and Walk websites are now live. Mark your calendars and register to get started on your 2021 efforts.
We’re moving forward with plans to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in person this fall. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers remain our top priorities as we make decisions about event details in your community, and we’ll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood. Register today and be the first to know about event details in your area.
2021 NORTH CAROLINA WALK DATES
Alamance County – 9.25.21
Asheville – 10.9.21
Charlotte – 10.23.21
Fayetteville – 10.30.21
Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln – 10.9.21
Guilford County – 10.16.21
Henderson County – 9.25.21
Hickory – 10.31.21
Iredell County – 9.25.21
Jacksonville – 10.16.21
Moore County – 9.25.21
Mount Airy – 9.18.21
New Bern – 10.23.21
Rowan-Cabarrus – 10.30.21
Triangle – 10.9.21
Wilmington – 11.6.21
Winston-Salem – 11.6.21
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts 17 walks across North Carolina. 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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association® mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.