Amblin' for Alzheimer's goes virtual
April 1, 2020
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska’s largest annual fundraising event is taking a detour of sorts, due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19. “Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s,” originally scheduled for May 2 at the Anchorage Golf Course, will now be a “virtual campaign,” said Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Executive Director Pamela Kelley. “We knew it couldn’t happen in the way it has for the last 15 years, so we’ve changed it from an actual walk to a ‘virtual campaign’ with a social media component that allows people to amble safely where they are (six feet away from others), in any way they want, and where they want from now through May 20, 2020,” Kelley said in a March 30 press release. There are lots of options, Kelley noted: “You might ride a bike, walk your dog, go snow-machining, kayaking, or Eskimo dancing and you may donate outright or register to amble individually or as a team.” Other activities are welcome: driving a car, crocheting or knitting an item, reading a book – be creative.
Prizes will be awarded, including new-in-the-box Apple watches from GCI, and participants are encouraged to share photos or videos of their Amblin’ activities.
More details and registration are available online at https://bit.ly/2JrHQEt.
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is a nonprofit agency supporting Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other disabilities to ensure quality of life. Visit http://www.alzalaska.org or call 1-800-478-1080 for information.