SPECIAL EVENTS - official fundraising and awareness programs of the Alzheimer's Association:
The Longest Day
We've set aside the longest day of the year, June 21, to honor the strength of all those facing Alzheimer's with a fundraising and awareness event you can organize with friends and families. From sunrise to sunset, you are encouraged to do something you love--gardening, walking, reading, cooking, biking, hiking, etc--to honor someone you love! You can organize your event like a relay and 'hand off' the challenge very hour, or every few hours, or however you want to handle it! To learn more and to register, CLICK HERE!
Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Chapter organizes six community walks that are vital to sustaining our programs and services.
In the Fall of 2014, these Walks are scheduled:
September 6 - Chautauqua Institution
Orleans County - Canal Basin Park
September 20 - Buffalo - Delaware Park behind the Zoo (FREE Zoo admission after the Walk!)
September 27 - Genesee County - County Nursing Home in Batavia
Niagara County - Artpark in Lewiston
October 4 - Wyoming County - Village Park in Warsaw
Registration is NOW OPEN, so grab your purple sneaker laces and get moving! Incentives include a free Walk to End Alzheimer's purple t-shirt for everyone who raises $100. Recruit your team and start today! Learn more about Walk and to register (or re-register) your team, CLICK HERE.
Blondes vs. Brunettes
Young professional women from our community will be hitting the football field in September for a flag flootball game that aims to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter. There are so many ways to get involved in the event - volunteer, play, coach, ref. Find out more at bvbbuffalo.com or follow the teams on Facebook - www.facebook.com/BvBBuffalo.
Join Team AlzStars!
Are you running, biking, or swimming in an upcoming race and want to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's, such as the Buffalo Marathon? If so, call us at 1.800.272.3900 to find out how you can get your own Team AlzStars fundraising page.
Hold your own fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association!
It is easy to raise money for a good cause through simple things like: parties at which you encourage guests to make a donation at the door; sponsor a "Casual for a Cause" day at work--ask your employer if you can raise funds by allowing a dress down day at the office; organize a football party to "Tackle Alzheimer's" and sell football squares to benefit our Chapter. For other ideas on how to get involved, visit ActionAlz.com.
If you are planning your own fundraising event, let us know--we can offer some great tips to make it a success!
For more information about participating in or sponsoring one of our events, please call the chapter at 1.800.272.3900.
To read our Annual Report for the 2012-2013 fiscal/program year, please click here