What is the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Virtual Walk?

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk is New York City’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s caregiving. The 2020 Walk is on October 11th and it is virtual in nature. Everyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia including caregivers, friends, family, caregivers, sponsors, volunteers and community leaders are encouraged to attend - online - for a day full of remembrance, promise, and hope.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?

Every registered participant who individually fundraises at least $100 will receive a T-shirt. Walkers receive their official CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk T-Shirt in the mail. To ensure that Walkers receive their shirt in time for the October 11th Walk, Walkers must achieve $100 in fundraising by October 5th.

How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk?

Our Walk reaches thousands of caregivers, professional home health aids, residential care facility staff, and other stakeholders. 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 we encourage all of our Walkers to be the first to donate to their own page in order to kick start their fundraising efforts.

How do I register?

To register online for a Walk, visit our Walk website and select “Register.” 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 our virtual Walk with your friends, family, and colleagues!  If you're a new participant, click "Become a fundraiser." You will 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.

Where do we walk?

Your choice! Walk around your apartment, around your block, or around your borough! All we ask is that you observe recommended safety protocol, whether that be maintain physical distancing or wearing a mask.

What does the virtual Walk day look like?

Our schedule is being developed now, but you can expect something like this on October 11:

9:00am Yoga

10:00am Opening Ceremony - streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and more

11:00am Walk! Take photos of your Walk and tag them #caringkindwalk

1:00pm - 3:00pm Get back online and watch or interact with a variety of our livestreams from our staff, partners, sponsors, and health agencies

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.

What’s the Wall of Champions? How do I get on it?

Team Captains and donors who pledge to raise $500 or more are featured in our special Wall of Champions to honor their service on behalf of Alzheimer and dementia caregivers! Email walk@caringkindnyc.orgwith your photo to make that pledge!

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.

Share your story on your personal fundraising page.

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. 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.

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 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 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. Please respect social distancing guidelines. CaringKind’s office building requires guests to wear a mask in order to gain access.

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. “Walk – Team Joe”). Please note: 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.

Walk Day

When is the Walk?

October 11, 2020. Yoga begins at 9:00am. Opening ceremony begins at 10:00am. Sponsor, Technology, and Program events begin at 1:00.

What is the schedule for Walk Day?

All walks begin at 9:00am with registration, followed by our Opening Ceremony at 10:00am. The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk will begin immediately at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony.

How long is the route?

For 2020, you can Walk Your Way and walk any distance you want in your neighborhood!

What happens if it rains?

One benefit of a virtual Walk is that weather isn’t really an issue. Our Walk programs happen rain or shine.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Email walk@caringkindnyc.org or call Chris Doucette at 646-744-2979.
He’ll help you out!