Walk Plans Already Up and Running

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 2021. Together, we raised over $2.4 million for Alzheimer’s research care and support. The most ever collectively raised across the state!

Now with 2021 successfully in the books, we are wasting no time getting things rolling for the 2022 season of Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It is never too early to begin. And a perfect example of getting up and RUNNING, is an upcoming run/walk that is taking place this month with the Alzheimer’s Association as one of the beneficiaries.

Join members of our community February 20-26 for the Together We Stand NC 2nd Annual Maud 2.23 in honor of the late Ahmaud Arbery. This run/walk will be held to honor his memory and encourage our participants and greater community shine a spotlight on racism and injustice and to unite toward hope in the future.

Together We Stand NC is a grassroots movement to create awareness of the issues of social and racial injustice as it relates to Black Americans.  Their vision is to create peaceful demonstrations to educate, communicate, and inspire “unfiltered” conversations about race, diversity, and inclusion.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s latest Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, two-thirds of Black Americans (66%) believe it is harder for them to get excellent care for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Additionally, 50% of Black Americans have reported discrimination when seeking health care and believe discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

You can help us address these concerns when you register to run or walk 2.23 miles during the week of February 18-26, and we encourage you to share your run/walk with your friends and family to engage in a conversation about race.​

Thanks to the following businesses and run clubs in the Triangle and Fayetteville areas have committed to supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s with Maud 2.23: Fleet Feet Carrboro | Vecino Brewing Co. | Fleet Feet Durham | Ponysaurus Brewery | Fleet Feet Raleigh, Morrisville, and Cary | Raleigh Brewing Run Club | Omega Sports Raleigh | Fleet Feet Fayetteville

Registration for Maud 2.23 is now open. Registration is $25 and includes a Maud 2.23 LS shirt. All registered runners/walkers also receive a chance to win prizes including free running shoes from HOKA, CEP Compression socks, and LockLaces.

Join Together We Stand NC and kickstart your own Walk Fundraising early. The 2022 Walk dates have been set and walk websites are now live. Ready to mark your calendars and register to get started on your 2022 efforts? Log in or sign up for a walk today.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2022 Event Dates:

Alamance County9/24/2022
Guilford County10/15/2022
Henderson County9/24/2022
Iredell CountyTBD
Moore County10/1/2022
Mount Airy09/10/2022
New Bern10/22/2022
Unifour (formerly Hickory)10/29/2022
Triangle (Raleigh-Durham)TBD

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. Your health and safety are our top priorities. We will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to the latest recommendations.

Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we.

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