Is there a registration fee to participate?
There is no registration fee to participate in the Investors Group Walk for Memories. While participation is free, we encourage participants to raise at least the minimum fundraising level to support British Columbians impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
How will donors receive tax receipts for their donations?
Donations of $15 or more will automatically receive an official tax receipt. Tax receipts for donations made online will be e-mailed automatically at the time of the donation. All other tax receipts will be mailed after the event by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Where does the money raised go?
Funds raised through the Investors Group Walk for Memories ensure people in your community, whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, connect to a national network of information, services and support.
Funds raised also go towards research into the causes and the cure.
Whom do I make my cheque out to?
All cheques should be made payable to: Alzheimer Society of B.C. and should clearly state the name of the person you are pledging for Walk.
How do I get to the Walk in my community?
Maps and directions will be posted with site location details.
Will the Investors Group Walk for Memories take place rain or shine?
The walk will take place rain or shine, snow or sleet or … you get the idea. Please check your event venue (your Walk may be indoors!) and your local weather forecast before heading out on Walk day and dress appropriately.
When should I arrive at the Walk?
Check out the details of the Walk in your community, including the start time and any other information about your local event
Can I bring a stroller or wagon?
The Investors Group Walk for Memories is a fun event for the whole family! Feel free to bring a stroller or wagon with you on walk day.
Does the route accommodate wheelchairs?
We encourage everyone to participate! Most of this year's walks take place on paved roads or walkways in locations that are wheelchair accessible, but there may be sections of the route that make the use of a wheelchair a little challenging. Again, check out the details about your specific Walk location.
Do I have to complete the entire walk route?
No, but we encourage you to walk as far as you want. Some of the routes are designed for multiple laps, some have many places to shorten the route and on some you’ll just have to decide when you’ve had enough and double-back to the start. However far you go, you’ll have made big strides to help those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease!
Make joining and fundraising for the Investors Group Walk for Memories fun and easy by registering online. It’s fast, convenient and everyone benefits when you register and fundraise online.
Who Benefits When You Fundraise Online?
If you've registered online for an event with us in the past, all you have to do is sign in using your old Username and Password at the "Returning Participant's" area.
If not, it's easy to register online! Follow these 4 easy steps and register today.
Is it safe to use my credit card?
Yes – credit card numbers are not stored in our database. Your credit card information is processed using a secure connection.
How secure is my information?
Your information is very secure; Alzheimer Society of B.C. has engaged Artez Interactive as its online fundraising software provider. Your privacy is important to us. The personal information you provide when you establish an account or place an order is secured using Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") encryption technology. We use this SSL technology to prevent such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet to our own servers.
How do I log in to check my fundraising results and send more solicitation e-mails?
Log into your account using your username and password. Your Fundraising Summary will show you how many donations you have received and how much funds you have raised. To send more solicitation e-mails, click E-mail Friends, Family & Co-Workers from the menu on the left.
How can I see who has donated to me?
Log into your account using your username and password. From your Fundraising Summary, click See Who Has Sponsored Me from the menu on the left to view a list of your sponsors.
How do I personalize my Donation Page?
Log into your account using your username and password. From your Fundraising Summary, click Manage My Personal Page from the menu on the left hand side. You can upload your own picture and personal message for friends and family to see when sponsoring you. Note: You can upload a picture from your computer. It should be a .jpeg or .gif format and small in size (500x400 pixels).
What if I forget my username or password?
If you forget your username, you can find it in your registration confirmation e-mail. If you can't find that email, click on the Forgot Your Username or Password link in the Returning Participants box. Enter the email address you provided during registration and we'll email your Username.
If you forget your password, click on the Forgot Your Username or Password link in the Returning Participants box. Enter your Username (see above) and we'll email you directions on how to reset your password. If you are still having trouble, e-mail us!
Tip: username and passwords are case sensitive.
Can a team fundraise together?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage team members to share fundraising ideas and collaborate on fundraising events. Keep in mind that we really encourage teams to raise at least the minimum fundraising level per team member. Check out some of the Tools for Teams