About Do It Yourself FundraisersWe have a new approach to helping you fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Association: DIY Fundraising! Whether you plan to raise money and register your team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, run your first Marathon and raise pledges as an ALZ Star or simply want to hold a specialty home sale party to raise money to support our work across Colorado, we can help.
Sign up to host a DIY Fundraiser event today and start moving the cause forward.
Click here for the DIY Fundraiser guidelines and application. To start a team for Walk to End Alzheimer's, email email@example.com. Serious about running a marathon or half-marathon? Become an ALZ Star, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIY Fundraising Ideas
There are many ways to raise money in support of the Alzheimer's Association. Use one of the ideas below, or create a unique event of your own. Be sure to share your success story with us!
Fred walks from Denver to Vail to raise money for research in honor of his father who died of Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to learn more about Fred’s walk.
Lee Clayton Roper and her mother Sally Clayton created a unique treasury of ideas, menus and best-loved meals for all cooks who cherish creating opportunities to nourish relationships with family and friends. Written as her mother began to experience the early stages of memory loss, Lee published A Well-Seasoned Kitchen after her mother’s death. Click here to read more and order your very own copy. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Click here to learn more and order a copy of the book.
Birthday Party Fundraiser
Joann Tram and her friends will host a birthday party in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month with food, drinks, entertainment and fashion. The cost at the door is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado.
Host a Silent Auction
For three years Jan Murdoch and her husband, Dr. Rick Murdoch, have held a silent auction in their home to raise money for their Walk to End Alzheimer's team. At this year's event, more than 100 auction items were donated, including gift baskets, restaurant gift cards and sports tickets. The event included live entertainment, an Italian buffet and cocktails. The Murdochs raised $15,000 this year alone!
Request Donations in Lieu of Gifts
Attending or planning a wedding this summer? Make a donation instead of bringing a gift. This can be in honor of the bride and groom or in memory of someone special to them.
Colorado Alzheimer's Ride
Collin Vlass is riding across Colorado to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. June of 2011 he lost his grandfather, Norman Vlass, to Alzheimer’s and witnessed first-hand the devastating effect that this disease has on it's victims and their family.
Since 2000, Norman was instrumental in starting and organizing the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Loveland, Colorado. This decade long commitment raised over a million dollars. Since his passing, Collin's question has been, “What is the best way to continue my grandfather’s legacy of giving?” He has a great love for biking and adventure. So, combining the two seemed an ideal way to raise money for a good cause. May 2012, Collin will embark from Loveland, Colorado and finish in Durango, Colorado. He will be tracking his travel with a GPS unit, while creating the symbol for the Alzheimer’s Association across the state. The bike ride is an estimated 1,200 miles and approximately a month long. During the course of the trip, Collin has included stops at assisted living communities and memory care units. His goal is to be an ambassador of awareness for Alzheimer’s. Collin's blog and Facebook page will be updated often with information, progress and photos.
Growing up in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado influenced Collin's sense of adventure and he greatly looks forward to this one. Visit Collin's blog at www.coloradoalzride.com or donate to his efforts here.