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Third-Party Fundraisers

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   

2016 Cherish the Memories Valentine's Dance - February 13

The 11th Annual Cherish the Memories Valentine's Dance returns to the Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 13. Music, food and auctions highlight this exciting evening of fun, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. 

Tickets are $50 in advance. Make a night of it and reserve your a room at the Courtyard Marriott Cincinnati Airport by calling (859) 647-9900. The Marriott's special $89 rate includes a complimentary shuttle to and from the dance. The Receptions Conference Center is located at 1379 Donaldson Drive.

For more information or to order tickets, contact Linda Higgins at (859) 992-9925 or lhiggins@twc.com or Amy Gardner at (859) 445-8477 or amyg835@gmail.com.

2016 Chazziz Car Show Revs Up in Wilmington- February 13-14

The 7th Annual Chazziz Car Show will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio February 13-14. The exhibit is open to anything on wheels. Pre-registration is $15;  $20 includes shirt. Additional discounts for multiple cars. Show will be held 4-10:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. Over the years, the show has raised more than $3,600 for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

For more details, or to register, contact Charlie at (937) 218-2290. 

Cincinnati Wine Festival Offers Toast of Support - March 3-5

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival will be celebrated at various locations throughout Cincinnati March 3-5. For the third year, the Alzheimer's Association has been selected as a beneficiary of this fundraising event. Guests can select from various wine tastings, dinners and auctions...all for a good cause.

For details on the festival or to make reservations, visit www.winefestival.com. If you wish to volunteer in support of the event, please contact Sarah Rieger at srieger@alz.org or call (513) 721-4284. 

Schwalbach Takes on Florida for Jackie's Run March 11-18

Steve Schwalbach, the Fort Thomas man who ran the states of Kentucky and Ohio in honor of his late mother, Jackie, and to raise public awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association, will again hit the road in 2016. This time, he is taking on the Sunshine state.

Schwalbach will be running across the state of Florida March 11-18. The 230-mile trek will take him from Daytona Beach to Sarasota. Running clubs from Florida are expected to accompany him for portions of the run.

For details, or to donate, visit: jackiesrun.com or http://act.alz.org/2016JackiesRun.

Greenwich House Art Gallery Hosts 'Mimosas for Memories' April 16

Greenwich House Art Gallery will host "Mimosas for Memories," a brunch time event featuring a mimosa bar, lite bites, live music and a photo booth on Saturday, April 16. All proceeds from the event (beginning at 11 a.m.) will benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. In addition, 10 percent of all art sales that day will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $25. Tickets at the door are $35. The Greenwich House Art Gallery is located in the historic neighborhood of O'Bryonville (2124 Madison Road, Cincinnati). 

For details or to order tickets, visit www.mimosasformemories.com.


Recognizing Past Fundraising Successes

Schwalbach Runs Length of Ohio In Memory of Mother

Steve Schwalbach, who ran the state of Kentucky in a week last year in honor of his mother, Jackie, recently completed a 350-mile run from Cleveland to Cincinnati  during the second annual "Jackie's Run." Mr. Schwalbach, pictured second from left, was accompanied by Walt Neubauer of Columbus and Joshua Strzala of Cleveland as the three ran the state of Ohio to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer's disease May 22-30. Last year, Mr. Schwalbach, a resident of Fort Thomas, Ky., ran solo 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. More details to come...

To learn more about the run or to donate in support of the event, visit: http://act.alz.org/2015JackiesRunOH

2015 'Cherish the Memories' Dance Creates $18,000 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 $18,000 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.

2015 Sing for a Cause Raises Voices and $12,000 for Alzheimer's Association

"Sing for a Cause," a high school choir and orchestral concert featuring Taylor and Walnut Hills high schools, was again a resounding success. The concert, held at Walnut Hills High School on Saturday, March 21, raised nearly $12,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.

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: alz.benefit@live.com

2011 'Cherish the Memories' Valentine's Dance Raises $8,200

For 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.
Nearly 190 guests attended the 6th Annual "Cherish the Memories" Valentine's Dance on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel in Hebron, Ky. The benefit, which featured dinner, entertainment and auctions, raised $8,200 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Our sincere thanks to Cris and Joe for their work on the Chapter's behalf.

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

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, Ryle High School

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

 Pictured: Patsy Cline impersonator Rosie Young and event organizer Jo Hall. 
The second annual Hilltop Designs Charity Auction/Fest on Sept. 19 in Winchester, Ohio, was a resounding success - raising $2,200 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. In addition to live entertainment, the event featured an antique and model tractor show, flea market and a Red Hat Club baked goods auction. Next year's event will be part of the 2010 Appalachian Mountain Artisans Fest on Oct. 8-10. For more information on the 2010 event, please call Ms. Hall at (937) 695-5545.

Forget Me Not Classic Pedals Past $40,000 - May 2009

Forget Me Not Classic Bicycle RideWith more than 450 registered riders and 140 volunteers, the first annual Forget Me Not Classic Bike Ride was a success on all counts. The event, conducted at Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio, on May 31, raised more than $40,000. Event participants had the opportunity to participate in a health-conscious community event while raising funds through pledges from friends and family. Net proceeds from the event benefited the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati as well as Alzheimer research efforts.        

Bankers Life and Casualty Raises More than $10,000 - May 2009

Bankers Life
The staff and volunteers of Bankers Life and Casualty jumped into action collecting donations during their annual Forget Me Not Days campaign May 15-16.  You may have seen them at your favorite grocery or retail store wearing green aprons and handing out Forget Me Not flower seeds.

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

Flying Pig Marathon
Congratulations to Team Voorhees for taking 46th place out of 300 teams in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Relay Race and for raising $1,155 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.  Bill Voorhees encouraged his team continually saying “never give up.”  He has applied this motto to more than just running marathons but to life in general.

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. 


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