Please join us at one of our many special events to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter! We’d like to extend a special thank you to those who have chosen our organization as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts. We look forward to putting the funds you raise to good use in working towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
"MEMOIR I AM"
by Juliane von Kunhardt
Friday, August 21, 2015 from 7:00pm-10:00pm
1610 Payne St.
Evanston, IL 60201
In her most recent exhibit, "Alzheimer's", Jules explores the process of entanglement and disconnection. Feelings might be recognizable but they lose the middle, they become black or white. What once was reassuring and familiar, might become scary and what was frightening may suddenly appear harmless. She gives a voice to those who lack words and to the fear of "losing one's face".
Raising his voice to raise funds, the "Alzheimer's Music Challenge" was established by Bill Vlahos, in memory of his mother. While he and his family cared for her during the last years of her life, and were barred by the inability to communicate well through language (as she only spoke Greek), they helped ease the pain and frustration of Alzheimer's disease with music. Musical memories often last the longest for people with dementia and it is widely used as a therapeutic device. Bill invites you to join him in spreading awareness and raising funds through a social media challenge, to honor those lost to, or suffering from dementia and raise funds to find a cure.
Make a donation, make a video, and make it go viral! Sing a song, play a tune, or tap your feet to a beat, and together we can drum up funds and drown out Alzheimer's disease through the power of music.
Looking for the perfect way your team or school can help our cause?
Team Up Against Alzheimer’s is a student-focused fundraiser designed to promote brain health, spread awareness and raise funds through athletic events or class projects. It is flexible enough to be an ongoing effort or a one-time occurrence and aims to motivate young people to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! Gather your team today and help us reach our goal!
Whether you're an athlete or a fan, you are the MVP in the fight against Alzheimer's!
Click here to learn more about this opportunity!
Casual for a Cause
In the Casual for a Cause program, a company encourages its employees to dress down or wear jeans for a day (or more) in exchange for a small donation (usually $5) to the Alzheimer's Association. We can provide you with a sticker (or you can use your own) to be given to each employee that pays the donation to dress down. By wearing our sticker that day, employees display their commitment to the cause. Contact your local office for details.