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Attend one or more of our special fundraising events or host your own event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter.


Walk to End Alzheimer's®

The End of Alzheimer's Starts Here.

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Since 1989, we've mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®; now, we ask you to register for Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. It is an all-age, all-ability event held in nearly 600 communities nationwide. Together, we are an unstoppable force against Alzheimer’s. Join us. More

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Memories in the Making

Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making Art Auction is a unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Through art and the creative process, these individuals speak to us, offering us the essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression, which speaks to the families, the professional caregivers, and to the public. Once the paintings are complete, pieces are selected to be auctioned off at the Memories in the Making Art Auction. More

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Reason to Hope

Reason to Hope is a powerful 60-minute luncheon and program on Alzheimer's disease. Though there is no cost to attend the luncheon, all Table Hosts and their guests will be asked at the conclusion to support the Alzheimer's community by making a one-time gift or multi-year pledge to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter. The goal for the event is to spread our message into the communities we serve and raise funds for the critical work we do.

For more details or to be a Table Host at our Reason to Hope contact Development Director, Kay Rader at 515.440.6383 x105.

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A Ride to Remember

Like motorcycles? Why not join Iowa State University, Football Coach, Paul Rhoads, on a motorcycle ride to help raise funds to support those affected by Alzheimer's. Registration and the ride begin at Jack Trice Stadium. Registration includes a BBQ tailgate, a t-shirt and an opportunity to meet and ride alongside Coach Rhoads. More

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Blondes vs. Brunettes®

Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven active event for women that that brings the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes – compete in a flag football game to help end Alzheimer’s.

Leading up to game day, teams participate in a series of events to socialize and increase awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, each player works to raise money to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ultimately, Blondes vs. Brunettes hopes to meld the passion and spirit of young community leaders with the fight to end Alzheimer’s. More 

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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraisers

Are you looking for a way to use your creativity and raise money for the Alzheimer's Association? Why not host your own fundraising event? You can host events that help raise money for your walk team (called Wrap-Around Events) or host your own event (other than a walk) to benefit the Alzheimer's Association (golf tournament, wine tasting, bike ride, etc). It's easy, fun and provides critical support for services of people with Alzheimer's.

  1. Determine if you will be raising funds for your Walk to End Alzheimer's team (Wrap-Around Event) or hosting your own 3rd Party Event benefiting the Alzheimer's Association.
  2. Contact your local Alzheimer's Association office with your event idea to determine if we need additional paperwork completed. Currently, if you would like to use the Alzheimer's Association or Walk to End Alzheimer's registered trademarked logos or their written name for your event, you MUST complete paperwork before using our logo.
  3. Host your event, and have fun!
  4. Submit your event report along with proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter (report is only needed if you are hosting a 3rd Party Event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association). ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE OUT TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION.

**Please note that the use of the Alzheimer's Association LOGO OR NAME MUST BE APPROVED prior to placing it on ANY materials used in your events. Please contact your local staff for additional details or if you have questions.**

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.