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Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Longest Day
Purple Gala
Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference
ALZ Stars
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Reason to Hope
Host Your Own Benefit Event
Education Events
The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter holds several fundraising and awareness-building events each year to support the Association’s programs and services. View our events calendar for a full listing. For general inquires, contact us at or 952.830.0512.
Already hosted an event and need to send your donation? Please include the Donation Form to ensure proper processing.

Purple Gala


We are planning for a hybrid Gala event, with both in-person and virtual components, hosted at Allianz Field for those who would like to join in-person. With our 29th Annual Purple Gala, we aim to bring the community together to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

You can find out more at:

Sponsor Information
To learn more about becoming a sponsor at the Purple Gala, contact Stephanie Dix Campbell, Associate Director, Relationship Events, at 952.857.0545 or



Alzheimer's Association RivALZ is a volunteer-driven event that engages young professionals in friendly but fierce flag football in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. As part of the competition, the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry of blondes and brunettes. Anyone can get involved, no matter your level of ability or hair color.

RivALZ Twin Cities
RivALZ Twin Ports


ALZ Stars

Challenge yourself to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease by signing up to be an ALZ Star. Go the distance in the fight against this devastating disease by training for and completing an endurance challenge while raising valuable funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

As an ALZ Star, you will have access to training and fundraising support and, most importantly, you will join a community determined to leave its mark in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
The funds you raise will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information, contact Maura Studer, at

Choose a race
Twin Cities Marathon


Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — an opportunity to join the Alzheimer’s Association in a conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that is often misunderstood. Ways to take action in the month of June:

  • Learn and share the facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go purple — the color of Alzheimer’s awareness — wear it and turn your social media purple too!
  • Honor those facing the disease by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association The Longest Day on June 21. Sign up or donate at


Reason to Hope

Reason to Hope is a one-hour event designed to educate the community about the Alzheimer’s Association while also raising funds to support Alzheimer's research, programs and services. Though there is no cost to attend the event, table hosts and their guests will be asked to support the Alzheimer's community by making a gift to the Alzheimer's Association. For information about sponsorship or becoming a table host, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below.

Our 2021 Reason To Hope centered around bringing light to the disproportionate impact that Alzheimer's has on women. We held the event virtually, and had some wonderful Champions who helped us raise critical funds.

If you would like to view a recording of our recent Reason To Hope: Women Conquer ALZ event, you can find it here.

Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Dix Campbell

Duluth, MN

Brenda Conley


Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic's Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference unites people impacted by dementia for a day of education, information and support. Each year 1,100 attendees participate in this innovative and insightful conference. 

Conference Sponsorship
Learn more about partnering with the Alzheimer's Association by contacting Rebecca Justin, Director of Corporate Partnership at 952.857.0536 or


Host Your Own Benefit Event

Each year, individuals, businesses and community groups throughout Minnesota and North Dakota plan and host events and activities whose proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. If you are hosting an event and would like support from the Association please complete this form and a representative will be in touch to discuss your event.


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