Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Manhattan

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 8:00am

Location: Manhattan City Park

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Manhattan, Kan., is set to be an outdoor, in-person event for 2022. The Walk will be at Manhattan City Park on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

There is no fee to register for the Walk. However, all participants are encouraged to raise funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment, and ultimately, a cure.

To participate, visit www.act.alz.org and click “Find a Walk Near You.” Meadowlark has a team already started, and all residents, family members, Passport members, staff, and volunteers are invited to join the team. Once registered, you can start fundraising and spread the word, then on Oct. 15, you’re invited to join the Walk Day event.

Registration on Walk Day will begin at 8 a.m. The Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and the Walk will begin around 9:15 a.m. The Walk route is one mile long.

The Promise Garden is a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden Flowers represents the participants’ connection to Alzheimer’s or other dementias—their reasons to end the disease. Each person attending the walk will be able to select the flowers that represent his or her involvement.

   ~ Blue: Someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

   ~ Purple: An individual who has lost someone to the disease.

   ~ Yellow: A person who is currently supporting or caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

   ~ Orange: A participant who supports the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

   If you have questions about registering for the Walk, please contact Sarah Duggan at (785) 323-3878.