Friendly Competition for a Cure

You may be familiar with the old college football rivalry between the University of Washington (UW) and Washington State University (WSU) but did you know there is another friendly rivalry with even more passion and determination driving them to succeed? Since 2016, the Sigma Kappa Sorority and Alumnae members from UW and WSU have participated in a friendly challenge to see who can raise the … Continue reading Friendly Competition for a Cure

Why I Walk: To Put Alzheimer’s Behind Us

Join us this Saturday, September 9, as we kick off our Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2023 season! Sign up to walk in Longview or Burlington! During the summer of 1989, Bruce and his fiancée (now wife), Kathleen, were at a family picnic. His great-aunt was there, sitting in a wheelchair, not knowing where she was, who we were, or what was going on. She passed … Continue reading Why I Walk: To Put Alzheimer’s Behind Us

Let’s Go For a W-A-L-K: Exclusive Walk Interviews with our Favorite Furry Friends

You’ll most likely already be outside with your four-legged friend enjoying your weekend walk, so why not raise awareness and fight Alzheimer’s at the same time!? Register for a W-A-L-K near you! We have some great walks planned that you’ll love, and your dogs will too! But don’t take our word for it, hear it from some of our favorite, furry, four-legged, Alzheimer’s-fighting friends themselves! … Continue reading Let’s Go For a W-A-L-K: Exclusive Walk Interviews with our Favorite Furry Friends

Capturing Memories That Will Never Fade

Written by Glenn King, Wenatchee Walk to End Alzheimer’s Participant Amidst the soft hues of an early morning sunrise, I find myself standing by the window, my gaze fixed upon the old oak tree in the backyard. Its branches sway gently in the breeze, casting fleeting shadows on the grass below. The memories stir like whispers in the wind, carrying me back to the moments … Continue reading Capturing Memories That Will Never Fade

Meet the Walk Team: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we prepare for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s season starting in mid-September, we would like to take a moment to recognize our dedicated Walk Team. Throughout the year, this team works tirelessly to ensure that we continue to raise awareness, fundraise for research and host successful walks across Washington State and North Idaho. Learn a little more about each of our Walk the End … Continue reading Meet the Walk Team: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Why I Walk: To See the End of Alzheimer’s

Kay’s Why I Walk Story | Tri-Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s “Alzheimer’s made me an orphan. My Dad had Alzheimer’s and my Mom was his caregiver. She wore herself out mentally and physically and wouldn’t accept help. It took such a toll on her that she passed away quite suddenly. That’s when we found out Dad’s Alzheimer’s was much worse than we knew. We had … Continue reading Why I Walk: To See the End of Alzheimer’s

Why I Walk: For My Past and Current Residents

Haley’s Why I Walk Story | Yakima Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s “I personally have not experienced Alzheimer’s directly, but professionally I encounter it on a daily basis.” Over the last 7 years, Haley has been a social worker and behavioral health clinician, where she has worked with families and individuals impacted by various types of dementia and mental illness. She primarily has worked within … Continue reading Why I Walk: For My Past and Current Residents

Corgi Bunch Cracks $10k in Their Race to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease 

Help the Corgi Bunch read their fundraising goal! DONATE NOW or text SOLSTICE to 51555, and enter CORGI at the prompt to donate! After weeks of dedication to their training (and by training, we mean getting pets and treats) the big day finally arrived. Over the weekend, the Corgi Bunch joined nearly 100 other corgis and raced their tails off – figuratively, not literally – … Continue reading Corgi Bunch Cracks $10k in Their Race to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease 

Andy and Family

Climbing for a Cause: Honoring Our Mother from the Top of Mount Baker

Andy’s mother-in-law began to show signs of memory loss during COVID. After she was hospitalized for a procedure, things began to really change. She had a negative reaction to some medication she was on, and they watched in sadness as she quickly declined. Soon, she required full-time care at a professional facility. Even though she only recognizes them occasionally, they find great joy and gratitude … Continue reading Climbing for a Cause: Honoring Our Mother from the Top of Mount Baker

Grandma Mary: My Inspiration

Danielle and her pup, Harrison, are participating in The Longest Day Corgi Ending Alzheimers at the Corgi races at Emerald Downs to support the fight to end Alzheimer’s on July 23, 2023. There’s still time to show your support and help them reach their goal of raising $30,000 for Alzheimer’s research. Donate to the team on their Longest Day site and get your event tickets … Continue reading Grandma Mary: My Inspiration