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The Run Jimmy Run, a 5K road race and 1-mile walk through downtown Buffalo, was established in 2013 in memory of former Mayor of Buffalo (1978-1994) Jim Griffin. This unique race course highlights some of the sites originated by Mayor Griffin and ends in the downtown baseball park with a family oriented post-race lunch, party and ball game.

The race celebrates the life, accomplishments and charitable spirit of Mayor Griffin by benefitting the non-profit Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter. All proceeds are earmarked for the WNY Chapter to ensure programs and services continue to assist all impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. 

To learn more, contact Jenny McMorrow in the WNY Chapter at (716) 626-0600 ext. 8977 or

Young professional women from our community hit the turf for a flag football 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 with RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes - volunteer, play, coach, cheer from the sidelines!

Learn more by clicking HERE.



Dementia Care Symposium is Western New York's premier dementia education conference. This year, nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow is the keynote speaker, with sessions open to family caregivers, healthcare professionals and students. Early Bird registration discounts end May 24 and this conference will be sold out, so be sure to register early. Fee includes continental breakfast, exhibitor fair, lunch and materials. CEU's are also available for Activities, Administrator, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. 

The June 4 conference will be in a new location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Transit Road in Depew.

Register for Symposium here.

Corporate sponsorship is available here

The Longest Day is one of the signature fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association, and like the highly successful Walk to End Alzheimer's, individuals and teams can organize events and fundraise all year round . The event is traditionally celebrated on the Summer Solstice, (June 21), and is all about love: love for someone with dementia, love of being active, love of being part of an effort to end this disease!

To learn more, CLICK HERE!

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 6 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

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Want to learn more?

You can learn more about our mission, our programs and services, our events, how to become a supporter/volunteer/advocate and how to help us END ALZHEIMER'S by calling 1.800.272.3900. Our Helpline is staffed 24/7 every single day of the year.

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