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Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is our national signature event and brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members — who all want to make a difference. Since 1989,  Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $225 million to help those battling Alzheimer's disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is a great opportunity to participate in the movement to end Alzheimer's disease. Thousands of walkers come out to support the cause at walks throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, raising over $3.5 million at our 17 local walks. Register for Walk to End Alzheimer's today and help us raise even more.

Please visit our Walk page to choose a walk near you

AlzStars Active Events

Are you a runner or a cyclist looking for a way to support the cause? Sign up as an AlzStar and compete in your local marathon, triathlon, bike race, or other event to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. To participate, simply register for whatever race you’d like to participate in and pay any applicable registration fees. Then visit our AlzStar website to create your own fundraising webpage. You can tell your story – why you’re racing, why you’re fundraising for Alzheimer’s disease – and use our email tools to ask for donations.

Blondes vs. Brunettes

Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer event driven by young women that brings the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association.  The event is an organized flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes (Note: Redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice).  Coaches, announcers, cheerleaders, and other volunteers are also key roles of the BvB game. Funds raised at Blondes vs. Brunettes events benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Practices are held from April 21st – August 18th at the Little Marina Green (Yacht Road and Marina Blvd.) Game Day is Saturday, August 23rd at 12:00pm in San Francisco. 

For more information view the event website at

The Longest Day

Join us on June 21 for The Longest Day®, as together we honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event is about patience, strength and endurance – but it’s also about a challenge. On The Longest Day, do something you love – or try something new – to advance the cause! For people facing Alzheimer’s disease, this challenge is every day. For you, it’s just one. On The Longest Day, it’s time to make a difference.

For more information view the event website at

Memories in the Making Art Auction

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Memories were made! The Alzheimer's Association hosted the 11th Annual Memories in the Making Art and Wine Auction at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Our Master of Ceremonies was the talented Christina Loren from NBC News. Over 200 guests attended and helped us fundraise over $173,000. Guests enjoyed a wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception while being entertained by a live jazz ensemble. Silent auction volunteers encouraged guests to bid on the many prizes, artwork and experiences.
During the live auction part of the evening guests were entertained to a  live musical performance from one of our caregivers, Emily Hunter, who moved the audience to tears.  She inspired the guests in the room to bid high during our fund a need.

Many of the highlights of our auction were the art created by participants, the beautiful floating hot air balloons that kept with the theme, note cards that were replicas of the live auction artwork and the generous donations of the guests that attended the event.

Memories in the Making is a unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Through art and the creative process, these individuals speak to us, offering an essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression which speaks to their families, their professional caregivers and to the public.

Thank you all for your generous support and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2015!

See photos from the 2014 event.

Part the Cloud

In an effort to help accelerate critically needed Alzheimer’s research in the Bay Area as well as raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Association announces Part the Cloud, a volunteer-led, star-studded evening of entertainment and inspiration. Featuring a live performance by Chris Isaac, Part the Cloud promises to be a truly memorable event, including an after party featuring the Cheeseballs.

To learn more about Part the Cloud click here

Save the Date for the 2015 Reason to Hope Events!

Here are the dates and locations for our 2015 events:
April 23, 2015 Intercontinental Hotel - San Francisco, CA
April 30, 2015 The Fourth Street Summit Center by Fairmont- San Jose, CA

By attending this informative and inspiring event, you will learn more about the vital needs of the Alzheimer's community, how the Alzheimer's Association is advancing the cause, and how you can help.

Interested in being a table host or a corporate sponsor? 
Contact Marta Buchanan, Development Specialist, or 408.372.9920

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