The walk in returns to SLO on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Families, friends and all those who support the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia are invited to join the San Luis Obispo Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mission Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 29.

On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants receive a flower in one of four colors, representing their personal connections to the cause.

Last year, over 400 participants attended the San Luis Obispo Walk, raising a total of $131,747 to fund the Alzheimer’s Association’s global research and local services throughout San Luis Obispo County.


Currently, the Alzheimer’s Association is investing over $310 million in more than 950 projects in 48 countries, bringing forward new discoveries and developments every day.

The California Central Coast Chapter offers support groups, education programs, care consultations and a 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) throughout the county in both English and Spanish, all provided at no cost.

The Walk is supported by the hard work of a volunteer committee, including Jeff Baariel, Danny Danbom, Chandra Dunker, Sue Gibson, Jenny Molinar, Brian Petersen, Charmaine Petersen, Kyle Petersen, Corina Segundo and Caroline Swanson.

In California alone, there are more than 690,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and 1.12 million family caregivers.

“Each dollar raised helps make a positive impact in the fight against this devastating disease,” said Executive Director Lindsey Leonard. “We are relying on the support of this community to show up and bring awareness to something that affects so many of us, so that we can make a difference and find a cure.”

Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Registration is also available in person starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Mission Plaza, located at 989 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., to be followed by the walk downtown.

Interested in volunteer opportunities or sponsoring this event? Contact Lindsey Leonard at

The San Luis Obispo Walk is sponsored locally by CenterWell Home Health, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice, Creston Village, Elder Placement Professionals, Guided Aging, Perfectly Placed Seniors, Senior Living Consultants and SLG Senior Care. Media sponsors include 805 Living, La M 107.3 Radio, KRUZ 103.3, NewsChannel 3-12 and KSBY.