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We WALK and donate because our loved ones have inspired us!

Our walk community is a place for everyone who feels inspired to share stories about why they are involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We walk, donate and volunteer for so many reasons. We honor loved ones. We support the vision of living in a world without Alzheimer's. We carry on legacies. We invite you to learn about our stories and share yours with us.

Add Your Flower. Share Your Story.

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. This year, the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on October 9th at Sonoma State University, with options to participate online or Walk from Home.

We walk to support those with the disease, family members, and caregivers. These stories are an inspiring reminder of the resiliency within each of us and the huge capacity we have for empathy, love, and caring.

We hope that you will send you stories to include on the site. What you write can be as short or as long as you like, or you can send something to add to a story that is already here. Please send photos to accompany your story if you can, or just send us a photo for the mission gallery or a video for our video gallery. We want to be inspired by YOU!

Featured Video

Patti Wick, who is the inspiration for this website, shares her story:

Daves Gang Team Members at the Walk to End Alzheimer's


I see the Walk as a powerful experience in which people have come together. It is a symbol of how our community has awareness of the impact of this disease and is willing to lend a hand to those affected and to research to find that first survivor. - Chris Anderson


When we walk, we come together to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Funds raised help to provide care and support to families while also advancing research toward a cure.

Photos of People we Remember
Walk to End Alzheimer's Volunteer
Patti Wick with her dog


These stories are an inspiration to me. My dream is that a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementias is found in my lifetime. - Patti Wick


What color is your flower?

Walk to End Alzheimer's is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia.


Walk to End Alzheimer's Purple Flower

I have lost someone to Alzheimer's or dementia.


Walk to End Alzheimer's Blue Flower

I am living with Alzheimer's Disease.


Walk to End Alzheimer's Yellow Flower

I am a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.


Walk to End Alzheimer's Orange Flower

I support the mission and vision of the Alzheimer’s Association.