Donate Now
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
Do It Yourself Fundraisers
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

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 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 could 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 extravagant ideas could 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

Forget Me Not Days in Blue Springs, St. Joseph, and Warrensburg, MO on May 16 and 17
by Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Show your support of Alzheimer's by visiting the following locations to make donations to the Heart of America Chapter and receive a packet of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds for you to plant in honor of the more than five million people with Alzheimer's.
Starbucks - 704 N. Hwy 7, Blue Springs, MO
Walmart Supercenter - 4201 N. Belt Hwy, St. Joseph, MO
BiLo Country Market - 410 E. Young Ave, Warrensburg, MO
Go to for more information.

Volley to End Alzheimer's in Kansas City, MO on May 17
by Kim Steakle

Pull your team together to play in this co-ed sand volleyball tournament at Volleyball Beach. Prizes, raffles and give-aways make this a fun event with proceeds benefiting the Heart of America Chapter. Register online at or email Kim at for more information.

2nd Annual Carnival For a Cure in Overland Park, KS on June 6
by The Heritage of Overland Park

Bring the entire family to enjoy carnival games, clown, taco truck, face painting, pie in the face, duck throw, daring feats of skill, food and prizes. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Heritage of Overland Park, 10101 W. 127th Street. Go to for more information.

3rd Annual Ride to End Alzheimer's in Lenexa, KS on June 7
by Mom's Reasons Walk Team

Enjoy a 90-mile motorcycle ride through Kansas that finishes at Side Pockets in Lenexa with a raffle and silent auction. For more information and to register, contact Bernadette at

2nd Annual "Embrace the Moment" Golf Tournament in Olathe, KS on June 27
by Sue Wilde

Join us in playing a 4 person scramble at Prairie Highlands Golf Club. The tournament includes golf, cart, driving range, 3 drink tickets, catered lunch, GPS scoring, leader board, on course events and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Heart of America Chapter. Email Sue at for more information. 

An Evening of Inspirational Speakers and Live Music in Kansas City, MO on June 28th
by Benny and Edith Lee

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, inspirational speakers and live music to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease. Although the evening is free to attend, donations to benefit the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter are appreciated. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The home of Benny and Edith Lee, 6300 Ward Parkway. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 18th to Nicole Clifford at Business casual attire. 

2nd Annual Scattered & Battered Race in Palmer, KS on August 16
by Sheila Rogge

Bumps, Bruises and Brews. If running, climbing, crawling and swimming your way through the country, this is the race for you. This 4 mile timed course will challenge you with rolling hills and at least 12 obstacles. Show up with your friends, show up in costume and get ready for a true country race. Part of your registration fee will be donated to the Heart of America Chapter. Register online at

Bikes, Bingo & Babybacks Ride through Missouri on September 7
by Carnegie Village

Enjoy a 90-mile scenic tour through Missouri from Carengie Village in Belton to the Farmer's House in Weston. Riders receive breakfast, one bingo card, T-shirt (pre-registered riders only), raffle prizes and a BBQ lunch. For more information and to register go to or contact Gina at 816.506.3643.

Thank you 2013 DIY Fundraisers

  • The Festival of Trees event held at The Benton House of Prairie Village raised $800.
  • Integrated Healthcare Strategies raised $220 through Raffle for a Cause in the month of November.
  • Katy Rundle, a student at Washington High School in Washington, KS, hosted a 5k Run as a school project and raised over $950 for the Alzheimer's cause.
  • Lynne Smith and Freedom Pointe raised $850 through "It Takes a Village" Gingerbread Raffle Event.
  • Sheila Rogge hosted a Scattered and Battered Obstacle Course Race in Northeast Kansas and raised $500.  
  • Lauren Baranowski raised $400 through her 29th Birthday Hayride Bash
  • The 14th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at Rancho Grande Cantina in Parkville raised $2,930 this past September.
  • Michael Pagan held his 2nd Annual Dueling Piano Summit on September 8 and raised $477. 
  • Mandee Schmelzer and her girlfriend of Columbus, KS participated in The Longest Day on June 21st walking from sunrise to sunset and also raising $585.
  • Dave Dick held his 2nd Annual Dubs C Ride Bicycle Ride in Lawrence in May and raised $800.
  • Sue Wilde held her first annual Embrace the Moment benefit golf tournament on June 28 in Olathe and raised $8,000.
  • Steven Bogler of Eudora, Kansas hosted a party at his home raising $750 for the cause.
  • McCrite Plaza Retirement Community of Topeka held their 2nd Annual Road to a Cure motorcycle ride and raised $900.
  • The Terry Bettis Family hosted their second benefit golf tournament on June 2 in Topeka and raised $4,350.
  • The staff of South & Associates of Overland Park raised $180 through their Jean's for a Cause fundraiser.
  • The annual Forget Me Not Days in May raised over $1,800 this year. Thank you to the Banker's Life & Casualty offices in Kansas City, MO and Overland Park and Topeka, KS for participating.
  • Through several in-house fundraisers, Valley View Senior Life in Junction City, Kansas raised $1,000 for the cause.
  • Lauren Larsen and Megan Jurgensmeier hosted a wine tasting event at Amigoni Urban Winery and raised over $2,000!
  • Seaboard Corporation and their staff raised $750 through their Jeans for a Cause event in February.


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.