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Who Can Host a DIY Fundraiser?

Each year, individuals and organizations such as civic groups, social clubs, restaurants and businesses raise thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter. These supporters demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association by involving the community in raising significant funds and awareness for the Chapter.

DIY Event Ideas

DIY fundraisers can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish and can raise anywhere from $200 to $10,000 or more. Simple ideas could include a wine and cheese party for close friends, a garage sale, a jeans or Go Purple day at the office, donating a percentage of sales for a day/week, a school's classroom project or a game night. More exciting ideas include hosting a silent auction, a large dinner party, or a sporting event such as a golf tournament, a basketball tournament or a run. The possibilities are endless. Click here for more ideas.

Interested in Hosting Your Own DIY Event?

Return this form to Lauren via email at or fax at 913.831.1916. The Chapter will review your event specifics and then contact you with a decision.

2014 DIY Fundraisers

Pancake Breakfast in Overland Park, KS on September 24th
by Cypress Springs Memory Care
Start your day right with a great breakfast. Pancakes, egg casserole, sausage, juice and coffee for just $5.00. 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. 6921 W. 81st Street. For more information contact Tonia Cantrell at 913.901.8500.

Garage Sale/Bake Sale in Shawnee, KS on September 27
by Team Mae

Find that special bargain and enjoy homemade treats from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shawnee Masonic Lodge, 11111 Johnson Dr.
Garage sales items will be accepted on September 26th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the lodge. (No large furniture or large appliances.) For more information contact Martia Goul at 913.393.5418.

Singo Bingo Margarito Bash Against Alzheimer's in Overland Park, KS on September 30
by Stratford Commons
Help put an end to Alzheimer's by matching your bingo card to live music clips by Rob McHenry. Thirty minute dance party to end the night! Just an $8 donation to play. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Stratford Commons West Wing, 12340 Quivira. RSVP to

"One Step at a Time We'll Cure the Alzheimer's Disease" in Salina, KS on October 11
by Sterling House Salina
Step up and join us for this two mile walk at Jerry Ivey Park starting at 9 a.m. For more information, email Courtney Schneider at

Thank you 2014 DIY Fundraisers

  • The Sweet Life Softball Showdown raised $192.

  • Steven Bogler's Bridge Party raised $1020 in Eudora.

  • Sue Wilde's "Embrace the Moment" golf tournament raised $7180 in Olathe.

  • Shannon Ranz raised $885 through her "Brainstorm Alzheimer's" Ride in Kansas City.

  • Dubs C Bike Ride in Lawrence raised $2680.

  • Park Meadow's Wear Purple for a Cause raised $496.

  • Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days raised $1500 in Kansas City and $720 in Topeka.




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