What is the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk?

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk is New York City’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care & support. The event is held annually in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Everyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia including Caregivers, friends, family, caregivers, sponsors, volunteers and community leaders are encouraged to attend for a day full of remembrance, promise, and hope.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?

Every registered participant who individually fundraises $100 will receive a T-shirt. Walkers receive their official CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk T-Shirt at the day of the walk.

How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk?

We need your help! We’re counting on local companies to be leaders in the community and to help make our Walk a success. Companies can participate in many ways including forming a team and sponsoring our Walks. If your company wants to sponsor the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk, please contact us at walk@caringkindnyc.org for more information.

Registration

Do I have to register in order to walk?

Yes! Think of this as your RSVP to New York City’s greatest event! We want to know you’re walking with us and each walker must sign a standard waiver through their official registration.

Is there a registration fee?

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk has no registration fee but encourage all our Walkers to make a self-donation to kick start their fundraising efforts.

How do I register?

To register online for a Walk, visit our Walk website and select the Walk most convenient to you. You’ll have the option to sign up as a Virtual Walker or Walker. You’ll also be able to join or create a team and invite people to walk with you!

How do I register children under the age of 18 online?

To register family members, begin your own registration and enter your details. At the end of the registration flow, you will see a "register another person" button. Click this button to add children for whom you have the legal authority to sign our liability waiver.

How do I register others online after I've completed my registration?

Each participant over the age of 18 must register themselves so they can accept the terms of the liability waiver and provide their unique email address so they can receive details about the event.

Walk Teams

How do I create a team?

Join us at the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk with your friends, family, and colleagues!  If you're a new participant, click "Create a Team." You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Then ask everyone to join your team and walk with us on behalf of the thousands of New Yorkers affected by Alzheimer’s.

How many people should be on my team?

There is no required minimum of team members, but on average, most teams have 5-10 people per team. Don’t know who’s joining you yet? We still encourage you to create a team and you can always recruit members later throughout the year.

I am a Team Captain. What are my next steps?

Team captains are our key leaders at the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk! As a team captain, you’ll recruit team members, raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and CaringKind, help team members fundraise, keep them motivated and have fun supporting an important cause! We suggest you set up your individual and team page and then recruit others to join you. Once you’ve recruited teammates, you can keep them updated on any new Walk-related events or details about Walk day (when to meet, where to park, where to mail donations, etc.).

Fundraising

How do I start fundraising?

Now that you have registered for the walk, it’s time to spread the word and ask your supporters for their help in your fundraising efforts. The best way to start is to share your personal story about why you're participating in the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk and what makes this cause important to you. There are three steps to a successful campaign:

  1. Share your story on your      personal fundraising page.
  2. Send a letter, card, or email      to potential supporters. This is, by far, the most effective way to      receive the most number of gifts, and the largest gifts. This should be      your second step!
  3. Post on social media, like      Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. Don’t forget to share your personalized      URL so that your donors click right through to your fundraising page.

Your Fundraising Dashboard makes all of this easy for you once you register by allowing you to update your message, add photos, post to social media etc. Once your page is updated, share it!

What is my Walk Dashboard?

Your Walk Dashboard is an online portal for your CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk fundraising efforts. To update your story, log into Classy (the name of our fundraising platform) and click on your photo in the top right-hand corner of the screen. In your Walk profile, you’ll find all the tools you need to set up a fundraising web page, send fundraising emails, fundraising tips and resources, and check your fundraising success.

How is the money collected?

Submitting donations to CaringKind is easy! Donations can be made online, by submitting a check or money order by mail, and by hand-delivering cash, checks or money orders to our office (360 Lexington Avenue, Floor 3, New York, NY 10017) during normal business hours.

How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?

If you collect cash or check donations toward your fundraising efforts, you can turn them in to our office via one of the options below:

Mail. It is important that the memo line on the check lists the event and the participant who should be receiving the fundraising credit (i.e. “Brooklyn Walk – John Smith” or “Manhattan Walk – Team Joe”) PLEASE NOTE – You should never mail cash!

Mailing address:
CaringKind
Attn: Walk
360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Online. If you receive cash and/or checks written out to you personally instead of “CaringKind,” you can also select to deposit to your personal bank account and then make a direct donation online to the appropriate Walk page. If you do this, please let us know the name and address of the person who made the donation so that we may properly thank them.

In person. Walkers are always invited to stop by our office at 360 Lexington Ave. – 3rd Floor, New York, NY during regular office hours (M-F, 9:00 – 5:00). We are conveniently located near Grand Central Station on Lexington Avenue between 40th & 41st. The closest subway is the 4/5/6/7/S train to Grand Central Station.

On Walk Day. You can bring your cash and check donations to the Walk and turn them in there. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards on site at both Walks. Please allow 2-4 weeks for your cash and check donations to be processed and appear on your fundraising web page.

Walk Day

When are the Walks?

Brooklyn Walk at Coney Island: September 22, 2019 at 9:00am.
Manhattan Walk at Riverside Park (Riverside Park at the 103rd Street entrance): October 13, 2019 at 9:00am.

What is the schedule for Walk Day?

All walks begin at 9am with registration, followed by our Opening Ceremony at 10am. The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk will begin immediately at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony.

How long is the route?

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk is an event for all ages & all abilities. Each Walk route is 2 miles long and all Walks start and finish in the same location.

Are pets allowed on walk day?

Yes! We welcome our Walkers to bring their leashed four-legged (and sometimes three-legged!) friend to join us at our Walk. Be sure to stop by our Doggie Dugout so your dog can get some CaringKind Walk branded items and yummy treats!

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed on walk day?

All of our walk locations and walk routes are handicap accessible.

Where do I park?

There is no cost to park on NYC streets on Sunday but please be aware there is limited parking available in the neighborhood. Walkers are encouraged to take public transportation or arrive early to find parking.

What happens if it rains?

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk is a rain or shine event. However, we may cancel in cases of extreme severe weather. Our staff will update all walkers and post on our website if the event is canceled or postponed for any reason.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Email walk@caringkindnyc.org or call our 24-hour helpline at 646-744-2900, and ask to be transferred to one of our CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk staff members who will be happy to help address any questions, concerns or comments.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE CARINGKIND ALZHEIMER'S WALK!!!