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Please join us at one of our many special events to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter! We’d like to extend a special thank you to those who have chosen our organization as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts. We look forward to putting the funds you raise to good use in working towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.



Memory Rock Chicago

A rock concert to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
we're accepting donations through end of the year.

Make a donation today! >>




Laughs to Remember

Join us November 5, 2016 at Concord Place for a night you’ll never forget! The event includes a dinner, silent auction and raffle, and live comedy performances by some of WGN’s finest. We are excited to announce this year’s Master of Ceremonies - Dean Richards, Special Guest Speaker - Mary Doyle Brodien, and Comedic Relief - Pat McGann & Denise Ramsden!

Get your tickets today! >>




Team Up Against Alzheimer’s

Looking for the perfect way your team or school can help our cause? 

Team Up Against Alzheimer’s is a student-focused fundraiser designed to promote brain health, spread awareness and raise funds through athletic events or class projects. It is flexible enough to be an ongoing effort or a one-time occurrence and aims to motivate young people to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! Gather your team today and help us reach our goal!

Whether you're an athlete or a fan, you are the MVP in the fight against Alzheimer's!

Learn more about this opportunity! >>




Point of Purchase Program

Each year, thousands of paper pin-up flowers are sold in local stores, restaurants, banks and other businesses across the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s. At the point of purchase, tellers, waitresses and cashiers offer the flowers to patrons in exchange for a donation. The business then displays all of the flowers sold to create a community-driven awareness display in the store.

Our Point of Purchase Program is a free and easy campaign for your business to enhance its reputation as a charitable leader and fulfill its social responsibility in the community. Interested in participating?

Contact Rebekah Marquez at 847.779.6973 or




Casual for a Cause

In the Casual for a Cause program, a company encourages its employees to dress down or wear jeans for a day (or more) in exchange for a small donation (usually $5) to the Alzheimer's Association. We can provide you with a sticker (or you can use your own) to be given to each employee that pays the donation to dress down. By wearing our sticker that day, employees display their commitment to the cause.

Contact Erin Doherty at 847.779.6956 or




Reason to Hope

Reason to Hope is a powerful one-hour fundraising luncheon and program on Alzheimer's disease. Guests will learn more about our efforts to provide care and support to the many families in need in Illinois, as well as help advance the important field of Alzheimer’s research. You will hear an impactful first-hand account from someone living with the disease or caregiver that will reflect the positive impact our programs have on families and the Illinois healthcare community.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2016 Reason to Hope luncheons in Chicago, Highland Park and Oak Brook a success! The event has ended but you can still donate to Reason to Hope.

Donate today >>




Alzheimer's Music Challenge

Raising his voice to raise funds, the "Alzheimer's Music Challenge" was established by Bill Vlahos, in memory of his mother. While he and his family cared for her during the last years of her life, and were barred by the inability to communicate well through language (as she only spoke Greek), they helped ease the pain and frustration of Alzheimer's disease with music. Musical memories often last the longest for people with dementia and it is widely used as a therapeutic device. Bill invites you to join him in spreading awareness and raising funds through a social media challenge, to honor those lost to, or suffering from dementia and raise funds to find a cure.

Make a donation, make a video, and make it go viral! Sing a song, play a tune, or tap your feet to a beat, and together we can drum up funds and drown out Alzheimer's disease through the power of music.



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.