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Please check the Walk to End Alzheimer's  page to see complete list of Special Events supporting community walks

The following upcoming events benefit the Alzheimer's Association-Central Illinois Chapter


Legislative Priorities – Monday, April 28

Family, caregivers and the general public who advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter’s 2014 Legislative Priorities update where they will learn important details and revisions to the federal and state Alzheimer’s plans. On Monday, April 28,  from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, Illinois constituents will hear about key legislative support initiatives, get an update from the Illinois Coalition Network,  listen to remarks from  17th and 18th congressional districts representatives and learn about the transformer system from Officer Mark Molleck. Additionally,  Dean Hartley, PhD, Director of Science Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois, will summarize some of the innovative research on Alzheimer’s disease. Skype technologies will be used so constituents from Ottawa and Quincy may also listen to this important information. A 30 minute question and answer session for media will be set aside at the end of the presentation.

To register, call 1-800-272-3900.


Kentucky Derby Party - Peoria

Saturday, May 3, 2014

WeaverRidge Golf Club

5100 N. WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria

Party all night and celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports! Then enjoy a Derby-style dinner and drinks, plus entrance into the Party on the infield.

$75 ticket price

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Race Time is 5:15 p.m. followed by live music, auctions, games and a few surprises along the way!

Derby-style attire suggested.

Questions? Call Jamie Messmore at the Central Illinois Chapter -309.681.1100 or email

Reason to Hope

The Alzheimer's Association Reason to Hope is a powerful 60-minute fundraising luncheon and program on Alzheimer's disease. The goal for the event is to spread our message into the communities we serve and raise funds for the critical work we do nationwide. We are looking for Table Hosts for each of the luncheons. As a Table Host you will have the opportunity to share your passion for the Alzheimer’s Association with your friends, work colleagues and family.


Rock River
Friday, May 16, 2014
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Brandywine
441 Illinois Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

Tina Barnhart

June 2014
Weaver Ridge
5100 North Weaverridge Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61614

Jamie Messmore



Host an Event …To Benefit the Cause

Get your friends, family and co-workers together to fight Alzheimer’s disease by hosting a fundraising and awareness event. Hosting an event allows you to express your creativity and passion for the cause in a way that relates to your personal interests.

Some ideas to consider:

  • A progressive dinner. Ask your neighbors to participate in a dining experience that takes them from home to home to enjoy a different course at each location. Sell tickets to benefit the cause.
  • A tennis or golf tournament. Ask a local athletic club to donate space and resources. Charge an entry fee for participants and fans. Turn it into a team event to raise additional funds.
  • A party or celebration. If you host an annual event around a holiday or occasion, consider giving your gathering a charitable twist. You already have the guests – now turn it into a fundraiser for the fight against Alzheimer’s.
  • A wedding or anniversary. A donation to the Association is a great way to recognize an important milestone. Instead of gifts, ask for donations. Instead of favors, make a gift in your guests’ honor.

For more information, contact Development Director Jamie Messmore at or at 309.681.1100.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.