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Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Longest Day
Purple Gala
Dementia Conference
RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes
ALZ Stars
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Reason to Hope
Host Your Own Benefit Event
Additional Ways to Give
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.


RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes®

Alzheimer's Association RivALZ (formely known as Blondes vs. Brunettes) 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. Since RivALZ began in 2013 in the Twin Cities, they have raised over $600,000 for the Alzheimer's Association! Learn more.

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ALZ Stars

Whether you participate in a full marathon, half-marathon, duathlon or any other endurance distance event, challenge yourself to become an inspiration for those impacted by Alzheimer's disease by joining the ALZ Stars team and raising funds and awareness for the cause! For more information, contact Maura Studer, at

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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:

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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.

Duluth Reason to Hope Luncheon
Tuesday, June 5
Noon-1 p.m.

Greysolon Ballroom
231 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

Sponsor or Table Hose information
If you are interested in sponsoring the Reason to Hope event or serving as a Table Host, contact Brenda Conley, Community Engagement Manager, at 218.733.2560 at


Minneapolis (2019 date to be determined)
For more information, contact Stephanie Dix Campbell at 952.857.0545 or

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Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

Save the Date: March 3, 2018

The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic's MEETING OF THE MINDS DEMENTIA CONFERENCE unities people impacted by dementia for a day of education, information and support. Each year 1,100 attendees participate in this innovative and insightful conference.

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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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Alzheimer's Association

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