Walk to End Alzheimer’s is World’s Largest Event Dedicated to Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research


Knoxville, TN – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Knoxville residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Zoo Knoxville (3500 Knox Zoo Drive) in Knoxville, TN.

The schedule for the Knoxville Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

8:30 a.m. Registration

10 a.m. Promise Garden Opening Ceremony

10:30 a.m. Walk begins

 There’s still time to register! Visit

On Walk Day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.

 Event schedule:
Registration and Check-In Open at 8:30 a.m.

COME EARLY! Activities for the whole family including:

  • Team Photo Area – Get your Team photo shot and share on social media using #ENDALZKnox
  • Pick up your Team sign after you check-in.
  • Make your way to the Promise Garden – Pick up your pinwheel flower and write down your dedication
  • Go over to the “Why I Walk” Tribute Wall – Walk participants are encouraged to write their “why” on the 2023 Walk Banner
  • Visit our Photo Booth area and use our purple props for photos with friends and family
  • Stop by our Kids Zone area for face painting, crafts, prizes and cornhole
  • Visit our Community Mission area and learn more about our Vendor Sponsors
  • Stop by our Alzheimer’s Association Information Booth to learn more us and how you can get involved


“We’re closer than ever to stopping Alzheimer’s,” said Sara Dickson, Walk Manager. “We hope that everyone in our community can join us by starting a team to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease today, take more steps toward treatments and finally ending this disease.”

We are thankful to our main sponsors: Farm Bureau Health Insurance (Promise Garden sponsor) and Renasant Bank (Start/Finish Line Sponsor).

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

In Tennessee alone, there are more than 120,000 people living with the disease and an estimated 367,000 family members and friends serving as unpaid caregivers

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.


Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit or call 800.272.3900.