Many local organizations, businesses, community groups, and individuals enjoy sponsoring functions where the proceeds or donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. Examples of third-party fundraisers include:
- A birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration where the honorees ask their guests to make contributions
- Holiday, Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby parties where guests bring donations
- A luncheon or casual dress day hosted by a company or one of its departments
- An historic homes tour sponsored by a civic organization
If you have questions about sponsoring a fundraising event, or want to discuss guidelines for using the Alzheimer's Association name or logo, please contact the Greater Cincinnati Chapter at (513) 721-4284 prior to your event. Thank you for considering the Alzheimer’s Association as the beneficiary of the proceeds from your third-party fundraiser. We appreciate your support.
Upcoming Events / Giving Opportunities
Cincinnati Wine Festival to Benefit Alzheimer's Association - March 5-7
For more information or to make reservations, visit: www.winefestival.com.
Taylor and Walnut Hills High Schools "Sing for a Cause" - March 21
"Sing for a Cause" is back! The high school choir and orchestral concert featuring Taylor and Walnut Hills High schools will be held at Walnut Hills High School on Saturday, March 21. The concert program begins at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Opening Night with the Cincinnati Reds and The Rusty Griswolds - April 8
For more information or to order tickets, visit: www.reds.com/rustyreds. Be sure to select the Alzheimer's Association in the drop menu when ordering your tickets.
See you at GABP as the Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
Schwalbach Plans Run Across Ohio - May 22-30
The man who ran the state of Kentucky in a week in honor of his mother, Jackie, is planning another statewide run in 2015 - this time in Ohio. Steve Schwalbach, pictured second from left, will be accompanied by Mr. Neubauer of Columbus and Joshua Strzala of Cleveland as the three run the state of Ohio to raised awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer's disease May 22-30. Last year, the Fort Thomas, Ky. resident ran from Pine Knot to Newport from May 17-24, averaging a full marathon a day and raising more than $13,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
To learn more about the run or to donate in support of the event, visit: http://act.alz.org/2015JackiesRunOH.
Chris Cantwell 2nd Annual Memorial Ride - August 8
Grimes to Raise Funds Competing at Louisville Ironman Triathlon - October 11
An Ironman Triathlon is arguably the most difficult one-day sporting event of them all. Ryan Grimes will honor the memory of his father while demonstrating physical and mental strength at the Ironman Triathlon in Louisville on Sunday, Oct. 11. Ryan hopes to raise $1,406 ($10 for each mile) while raising awareness for Alzheimer's disease.
For details, visit: http://act.alz.org/2015GrimesIronman.
Recognizing Past Fundraising Successes
2015 'Cherish the Memories' Dance Creates $15,000 Valentine for Association
More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun at the 10th Annual "Cherish the Memories" Valentine's Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event, held at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger, Ky. raised nearly $15,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. Music was provided by Jesse Tack of WUBE-FM. Pictured above, from left, are event organizers Joe and Cris Suesz along with event supporters Ann Sparks and Jim Lusby. The event is conducted annually in tribute to Cris's father, Charles McQueen, who died from Alzheimer's disease 11 years ago.
Appalachian Mountain Artisans Festival Supports Alzheimer's Association
The 2013 Appalachian Mountain Artisans Festival in Winchester, Ohio, featured arts and crafts, live entertainment and food Oct. 11-13. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For more details, visit: www.appalachianmountainartisansfest.com.
2011 'Sing For A Cause' Raises Voices and $6,000 for Association
"Sing for a Cause," a benefit concert featuring three school choirs from Finneytown, Lakota West and Taylor High Schools, was held at Mount St. Joseph on Dec. 10. The event has raised, to date, nearly $6,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. Our sincere thanks to the participating schools and Bret Albright who coordinated the event.
Appalachian Mountain Artisans Fest in Winchester Raises $2,800
The Appalachian Mountain Artisans Fest carried on the Herbfest tradition in Winchester, Ohio on Oct. 7-9. The family-oriented educational festival showcased unique artistic talents of the local Appalachian community along with food and music. The event raised $2,800 for the Alzheimer's Association.
An Afternoon Of Food and Wine in Lebanon Offers $3,100+
Guests had the opportunity to sample great wines and food by local restaurants while bidding on silent auction items - all to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The event was held at Seeger's Meats & Deli, 1001 W. Main St., Lebanon, Ohio, on Sunday, Oct. 16.
The wine tasting event raised $3,127.50 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Forget Me Not Days Produce $9,500 for Chapter
Volunteers from Bankers Life and Casualty collected donations on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association during the month of May. Their efforts helped to raise over $9,500.
Witte Swims Ohio River for Alzheimer's Association
Jim Witte, a member of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, participated in the annual Ohio River Swim at the Public Landing in Cincinnati in July.
In addition to raising more than $400 for the Alzheimer's Association, he also enhanced public awareness about the Association through an interview with WCPO-TV.
Making Memories at Carnegie Event Center in Newport Raises $1,500
Alzheimer's supporters enjoyed an evening of coffee, dessert and live harp music at the beautifully restored Carnegie Event Center (formerly the Newport Library - 401 Monmouth Street, Newport, Ky.) at the Making Memories Benefit on March 10.
The event, organized by Christian Gausvik, raised $1,500 for the Alzheimer's Association. For more information, call Christian Gausvik at (859) 992-8905 or visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 'Cherish the Memories' Valentine's Dance Raises $8,200For Cris Suesz and her family, the loss of her father, Charles McQueen, to Alzheimer's disease almost seven years ago prompted the idea of organizing a Valentine's Dance benefit. Six years later, the Suesz family continues to honor his memory while raising funds to support the Alzheimer's Association.
Poor Michael's Sports Bar Benefit Raises $2,100 for Association
A good time was had by all - for a very good cause - at the James Wesley Gilbert Alzheimer's Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Poor Michael's Sports Bar in Cincinnati. The event raised $2,100 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Our thanks to Terra Gausman, her family and friends for all their work in putting together this event. A special thanks to Poor Michael's Sports Bar for hosting the event.
'Cutting Out Alzheimer's' at Ryle High Raises $5,500
The Annual "Cutting Out Alzheimer's" Crop Event was held at Ryle High School in Union, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. The day-long event, which attracted nearly 200 scrapbook enthusiasts, raised $5,500 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Our thanks to Greg and Tina Rouse and their family for their ongoing efforts and generous support of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter.
Hilltop Designs Charity Auction in Winchester
The third-annual Hilltop Designs Charity Auction was held during the Appalachian Mountain Artisan Fest in Winchester, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Donations collected by volunteers, along with proceeds from the auction, raised more than $1,800 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Our thanks to Jo Hall and all those who helped plan the event.
IFMA Hold Helicopter Ball Drop at Maketewah
For a donation of $10 per golf ball, donors had the chance to win up to $1,000 if your ball came closest to the hole at a Helicopter Ball Drop at Maketewah Country Club on Oct. 11. The event, hosted by International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), raised $1,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Forget Me Not Days Collects Over $6,600 for Alzheimer's Association
Forget Me Not Days Collects Over $6,600 for Alzheimer's Association
Volunteers from the Alzheimer's Association and Bankers Life and Casualty took to the streets in May collecting donations. You may have seen the purple-vested volunteers taking donations and handing out Forget Me Not flower seeds at your favorite grocery store or retail center May 13-15. The group collected more than $6,600 in donations.
Cherish the Memories Dance Sends $7,000 Valentine to Chapter
For Cris Suesz, the loss of her father, Charles McQueen, to Alzheimer's disease five years ago prompted the idea of putting together a Valentine's Day dance benefit. Mrs. Suesz, along with her husband, Joe, family members and friends have organized the dinner and party in Boone County for the past four years, raising more than $25,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. The 5th Annual "Cherish the Memories" Valentine's Dance, held at the Briarwood Banquet Hall in Hebron, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 13, raised an estimated $7,200 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. Among the featured events was a raffle for an autographed Jimmy Buffett surf board.
'A Bead of Hope For Alzheimer's' Raises $3,200
Bellevue Beadery in Bellevue, Ky. hosted a day of jewelry beading on Saturday, Feb. 6. Guests and customers were given the opportunity to create their own jewelry and purchase pre-made items - all for a good cause. A Wine & Cheese event was held later that evening. Despite the poor weather conditions, the benefit attracted a strong turnout and raised $3,200 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Cutting Out Alzheimer's "Scraptaculars" Raise $10,000
Greg and Tina Rouse, with the support of their sons, Evan and Jake and a small army of volunteers and supporters, conducted two "Cutting Out Alzheimer's" scrapbooking events in Boone County in 2009.
The events, conducted at the Boone County Library and Ryle High School respectively, attracted more than 250 “croppers” and raised more than $10,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
For more on Cutting Out Alzheimer's and future events, please visit: http://www.cuttingoutalzheimers.org/.
Hilltop Designs Charity Auction Raises $2,200 for Alzheimer's Association
Forget Me Not Classic Pedals Past $40,000 - May 2009
Bankers Life and Casualty Raises More than $10,000 - May 2009
On May 18, they all got out their golf clubs and hosted the first annual Charity Golf Outing at the Royal Oak Country Club. More than 60 golfers attended. Both events together raised more than $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Pictured, from left: Mark Kirchoff, Clarissa Rentz, Marcy Hawkins, Lynn Gregory and Tim Gregory.
Flying Pig Marathon Team Runs for Alzheimer's - May 2009
Bill, a personal trainer, is serving as the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2010 Flying Pig Team trainer. Successful training for a marathon takes time and can truly be a family-friendly activity.