The Walk to Remember is our largest series of community events, raising funds and awareness for those living with dementia in Western Australia. Join us in Mandurah, Albany or Perth as we walk to remember loved ones with dementia. The event is perfect for all ages so bring your family, friends and colleagues for a day of fun. The Walk to Remember is also dog friendly. Bring along your canine companion for free (on a lead, of course!). Challenge yourself to complete the 4 x lap course (13.6km) in Perth, or take on our shorter course options available in Perth, Mandurah and Albany. Either way, your steps will make a difference. After your walk, stay for a picnic in the park and enjoy the post-walk festivities. Pack your own food or sample the culinary delights from the food trucks. Relieve sore muscles with complimentary massages (Mandurah and Perth walks only) and entertain the kids with free face painting, slides and competitions! Register for the event today and begin fundraising with your personalised fundraising page. Ask people you know to sponsor your walk with a donation. Every dollar raised will help Alzheimer’s WA to ensure no one faces dementia alone. So grab your comfiest pair of walking shoes and join Alzheimer’s WA at the 2020 Walk to Remember. Registration:
$15 Children (1-17 years old) / Seniors
Where does the money raised go?
Every dollar you raise helps ensure we are always here for those living with dementia.
We believe that everyone deserves to be themselves, to do the things that are important to them, to have freedom and safety, to belong and have meaning and most of all to see joy in their lives as much as they can until the end of their days.
Your contributions ensure we can continue to provide person-centred care, support and services, which include;
Respite houses that are safe places to turn to and spend time
Special programs that encourage belonging and joy
Raising awareness and reducing stigma by changing negative opinions many have about those living with dementia.
You can help us by participating in one of our Walk to Remember events. With your help, we will always be there for people who need us across Western Australia.
When is the Walk to Remember?
There are three Walks across Western Australia in 2020:
New for 2020 - The Virtual Walk to Remember is an opportunity for you to take part in Walk to Remember in your own time and at your own preferred location. We encourage you to raise funds, awareness and share your experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #walktoremember
HOW DO I REGISTER
You can register by visiting our MyCause page. All you need to do is fill in your details and pay the small registration fee, and then you are ready to start fundraising.
HOW MUCH IS THE REGISTRATION FEE
$15 Children (1-17 years old) / Seniors
IS THE COURSE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
All three events are wheelchair accessible.
CAN I BRING MY PET
Dogs on a lead are more than welcome. Registration is free for your friendly canine companion. Water will be available but please bring your own, especially if warm weather is expected.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR PARTICIPANTS?
There is no age limit for participants.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Refer to the event pages for information on parking and a map of the Walk course in each location.
MyCause and donations
What is MyCause? How do I use it?
MyCause is an online fundraising platform. Your fundraising page will be automatically set up when you register for the Walk to Remember.
You can share the link to your page with friends, family and colleagues so they can donate to you. Uploading a photo, setting a fundraising goal and writing a brief description explaining your reason for participating in the Walk to Remember is a great way of raising more funds.
How do I receive donations?
Once you have registered for the Walk to Remember and set up your fundraising page, you can then direct people to your unique supporter page URL where they can make a donation through the secure payment gateway using a credit card.
Are my personal details safe and secure?
Payments are processed using MyCause. By processing donations through this platform your credit card and personal details are encrypted using the latest industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) 128 bit encryption technology before being sent over the internet.
Your credit card number is removed from the online server and is only stored on a separate secure server by the payment gateway provider.
What if people give me cash for donations
We have a downloadable form available for people to print in order to send through cash donations.
Once you have collected your cash, please send a cheque for the total cash donation amount and the completed above donation form to:
Alzheimer’s WA PO Box 1509 Subiaco, WA 6904
Offline donations will show on your page within 10 days of receipt. Once we have received and processed your donations we will update your profile page to show the cash donations made.
We will post out a receipt to the donor.
Please make cheques payable to: Alzheimer’s WA
Please do not send cash through the post.
When do I start asking for donations?
As soon as you have set up your MyCause fundraising page you can start asking your family, friends, colleagues and anyone you can think of to support you.
How do I donate to a participant?
Visit the participant’s individual MyCause fundraising page and click ‘Donate’. Enter in your personal and payment details and the donation will be processed immediately. A receipt letter will be sent directly to you, provided you have supplied us with an email address.
Can my donation be anonymous
Of course! When you go to submit your donation, make sure you leave the ‘Donor Message’ question blank.
Are donations to the Walk to Remember tax deductible
Yes. Every donation over $2.00 is tax deductible.
I am a participant and wish to add a donation to my own fundraising page
Open the URL sent to you when you registered with MyCause. This will take you to your fundraising page.
Enter in your personal and payment details and the donation will be processed immediately. A receipt letter will be sent directly to you, provided you have supplied us with an email address.