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Upcoming events:

RivALZ Greater Missouri

RivALZ is a fun new Alzheimer's Association branded event where two teams of women — divided to reflect rivalries such as East vs. West or Blondes vs. Brunettes — compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Our first ever RivALZ day will be Saturday, June 11, 2016 with games in Springfield and Columbia.

If you would like to learn more about how to be involved contact Megan at mschwedtmann@alz.org or 573.443.8665.

Visit our websites to register or for more details: Springfield or Columbia

Kick Off Parties are coming up!
Columbia - April 25th - Buffalo Wild Wings - 6pm - More info here

Find RivALZ Greater Missouri on Facebook.

The Forget Me Not Ball - Saturday, May 7, 2016


Join La Raco Dance Studio on May 7th, 2016 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, for another unbelievably amazing event. Their annual Forget Me Not Ball Showcase features a Professional Missouri couple who quickly climbed the Rising Star Professional Latin circuit, Senzo Makaye and Aga Strojek.  Mike Clayton from Mix 92.7 will keep the night going as emcee.  Roses will be available for chances to win fantastic giveaways from local businesses and restaurants.  Last, but certainly not least, Professional Instructors from Missouri and dancers from the Lake Area will grace the floor with their dance of choice. End the night with dancing to your favorite music. Tickets are $80 per person for General Seating to the Saturday night event.

BUY TICKETS by April 30. Contact La Roca Dance Studio at 573-348-0773 if you would like to learn more about The Forget Me Not Ball or how you can contribute.

 

The Roast of Bob Pugh - Presented by KOMU8

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter and KOMU 8 announce Bob Pugh has agreed to take the hot seat at our annual “fun”draising event, Thursday, May 26, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Bob Gerding, our empathetic emcee and last year's roastee, will attempt to keep these Roasters on task: Dave Knight, Norm Stewart, Dr. Donald Patterson, Jeff Smith and Doug Pugh.

The doors open at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a special video presentation, donation opportunity, and Roast.

Tickets are $100 each (open seating), or reserved tables are available for $1,000 (includes 8 tickets). We also offer Silver and Bronze sponsor packages.

For more information, call Megan Schwedtmann, 573.443.8665.

Learn more or purchase tickets here.  

The Longest Day


The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

Learn more here!  

For the 2015 season we had 31 teams in the Greater Missouri Chapter for The Longest Day. Teams participated in activities including bridge, planting flowers, NuStepping, Rocking with Ellen, birthday parties, bake sales, reading and so much more!

Turn your passion in to purpose, launch a team today.

For more information contact Megan at 573.443.8665 or mschwedtmann@alz.org or Nate at 417.886.2199 or nreed@alz.org.

 

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.    

The Greater Missouri Chapter hosted 9 Walks in 2015. These Walks raised over $448,000 for our community.

Fundraising has started for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's season, with teams and sponsors joining daily. Visit our Chapter Walk Center to see top teams, top Walkers, progress to goals, sponsors and more!

For more information on how your family, group or company can be a part of Walk to End Alzheimer's® contact Nate at nreed@alz.org or 417.886.2199 or Megan at 573.443.8665 or mschwedtmann@alz.org.

Past Events:

Tigers on the Prowl

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter is honored to have been selected as a participating charity for the 2015 Tigers on the Prowl in Columbia. Hosted by Ken & Melissa Anderson, Tigers on the Prowl involved multiple local organizations seeking support for their Tiger. The organization with the most "votes" wins additional support. Special Thanks to Provision Living for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Association Tiger. We look forward to sharing fundraising totals as soon as they are known.

Learn more and donate in support of the Alzheimer's Association HERE.

For more information contact Jessie Kwatamdia at jkwatamdia@alz.org or 573-443-8665.

Thank you to Provision Living for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter for Tigers on the Prowl.

The Roast of Bob Gerding Presented By KOMU 8

KOMU partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter to present the 11th Annual Roast. This annual fundraising event took place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri and raised over $63,000 this year. For more information check out our chapter news page! Local accountant Bob Gerding agreed to take the hot seat and was the perfect target given his local, stellar reputation and his circle of influence in business, civic activities and the community-at-large.

 

 

Panera Bread Night in Springfield - July 24th


The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter and Panera Bread partnered to raise over $1,000 through an awareness night featuring live music, a bucket raffle, a parking lot party and more. Joined by the Y.E.S. Troupe from the Springfield Little Theater and Captain America and Batman, the evening was fun and successful. Both Panera and the Alzheimer's Association look forward to making this an annual event.

 

Strike out Alzheimer's with the Springfield Cardinals - August 21st


Thank you to everyone who came to Strike Out Alzheimer's! We will have totals raised soon, but we know that everyone had a wonderful time!

Big thanks to our presenting sponsor, BluCurrent Credit Union!

If you would like a commemorative T-Shirt from the event, contact Nate at nreed@alz.org or 417-886-2199

Reason to Hope


Reason to Hope is a one-hour breakfast 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 Greater Missouri Chapter.   The goal of this event is to create awareness about the programs and services available for families in our community and to raise funds for the critical work we do locally and around the world.   Join us, and let us show you why there’s Reason to Hope.

RSVPs requested to Marie at mmurphree@alz.org or 417.886.2199.

Special Thanks to  Food Sponsor: Parks & Jones, Attorneys at Law

 


 

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