Walk to End Alzheimers goes virtual in 2020
Last year, steps were taken at Antelope Park for the Walk to End Alzheimer's but this year, you can walk anywhere for the cause.
(LINCOLN, Neb.) – Last year, steps were taken at Antelope Park for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s but this year, you can walk anywhere for the cause.
“Even though our world has paused a little bit, Alzheimer’s doesn’t stop, and so fundraising and research is so important right now,” said Schilf.
Chair for Lincoln Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Diana Schilf, says the walk is still on for October 11. But because of COVID-19, participants can walk anywhere.
“You can walk on your treadmill, you can walk on your neighborhood sidewalk, you can walk on a trail, walk around a lake,” said Schilf. “You get to choose where you walk but were all still walking together.”
The opening ceremony and promise garden ceremonies will be virtual. The flowers will be at Antelope Park and Mahoney Park so, it will be a drive-by garden.
“So you’ll be able to drive by, and I know for a lot of families that is an important piece, the promise garden ceremony because a lot of times they’ll write their loved one’s names and their friend’s names on it to honor them or remember them,” said Schilf.
After names are submitted, volunteers will write the names on the honorary flowers. Also new this year, an app.
“We have a new walk app so you can track your steps and you can turn those in and it’ll be kinda fun to see how many steps you put in to hopefully, end the Alzheimer’s,” said Schilf.
Schilf says you can support by wearing purple or putting a sign in your yard on October 11th to raise awareness.