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Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.    

The Greater Missouri Chapter will host 10 Walks in 2015. Many of these Walks are completed, having raised over $400,000 to date. Visit our Chapter Walk Center to see top teams, top Walkers, progress to goals, sponsors and more! It's not too late to get involved.

Donate online or contact Nate at or 417-886-2199. 

No Zero November is here!

  No Zero November is a chance to teams and individual fundraisers to win some great incentive prizes for continued fundraising. We are within $10,000 of our overall Walk to End Alzheimer's goal for 2015 and you can help us get there!

Learn more here.


RivALZ coming soon!

RivALZ is a fun new Alzheimer's Association branded event where two teams of women — divided to reflect rivalries such as East vs. West or Blondes vs. Brunettes — compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

We are preparing for Spring 2016 launches for these events in Springfield and Columbia. If you would like to learn more about how to be involved contact Megan at or 573-443-8665.

Visit the national RivALZ website here.

Past Events:

Tigers on the Prowl

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter is honored to have been selected as a participating charity for the 2015 Tigers on the Prowl in Columbia. Hosted by Ken & Melissa Anderson, Tigers on the Prowl involved multiple local organizations seeking support for their Tiger. The organization with the most "votes" wins additional support. Special Thanks to Provision Living for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Association Tiger. We look forward to sharing fundraising totals as soon as they are known.

Learn more and donate in support of the Alzheimer's Association HERE.

For more information contact Jessie Kwatamdia at or 573-443-8665.

Thank you to Provision Living for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter for Tigers on the Prowl.

The Roast of Bob Gerding Presented By KOMU 8

KOMU partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter to present the 11th Annual Roast. This annual fundraising event took place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri and raised over $63,000 this year. For more information check out our chapter news page! Local accountant Bob Gerding agreed to take the hot seat and was the perfect target given his local, stellar reputation and his circle of influence in business, civic activities and the community-at-large.

The Longest Day

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease. Learn more here!

For the 2015 season we had 31 teams in the Greater Missouri Chapter for The Longest Day. Teams participated in activities including bridge, planting flowers, NuStepping, Rocking with Ellen, birthday parties, bake sales, reading and so much more! Find out more about what teams have done in the Ozarks and in Mid-Missouri. There is still time to support these team's efforts!


The Forget Me Not Ball -Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thank you to all who came out to The Forget Me Not Ball! Special thanks to La Roca Dance Studio and all performers! What a wonderful evening that will have a major impact on our ability to serve the Lake of the Ozarks area. Contact La Roca Dance Studio at 573-348-0773 if you would like to learn more about The Forget Me Not Ball or how you can contribute.


Panera Bread Night in Springfield - July 24th

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter and Panera Bread partnered to raise over $1,000 through an awareness night featuring live music, a bucket raffle, a parking lot party and more. Joined by the Y.E.S. Troupe from the Springfield Little Theater and Captain America and Batman, the evening was fun and successful. Both Panera and the Alzheimer's Association look forward to making this an annual event.


Strike out Alzheimer's with the Springfield Cardinals - August 21st

Thank you to everyone who came to Strike Out Alzheimer's! We will have totals raised soon, but we know that everyone had a wonderful time!

Big thanks to our presenting sponsor, BluCurrent Credit Union!

If you would like a commemorative T-Shirt from the event, contact Nate at or 417-886-2199



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