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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.

The Chicago Parrothead Club Hosts Party In Parrotdise for The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter and Gateway to Cancer Research

The Chicago Parrothead Club, a not for profit organization, is hosting Party in Parrotdise, with this year’s theme “Cruisin’ to Parrotdise Island”, on Saturday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Carol Stream American Legion Post 76. The cost of admission is $35 which includes buffet dinner and live music. All proceeds will go toward The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter and Gateway to Cancer Research.

The event will feature music by Chicago’s Mr. Myers Band and from St. Louis The Jumbo Shrimp Band.

“We are excited about this year’s event! Not only do we have great entertainment from Chicago and St. Louis, we are raising money with raffle baskets and unbelievable silent auction items for two worthwhile organizations, The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter and Gateway to Cancer Research. We encourage all attendees (21 and older) to wear their tropical clothes and flip flops as we ‘Cruise to Parrotdise Island!’”—Barb Siegman, publicity chair for PIP. Tickets are currently on sale online through April 2 by going online at

The Chicago Parrothead Club is a not for profit organization whose purpose is to assist in community outreach programs and to provide for its members a means of social interaction for people interested in Jimmy Buffett's music. This is in keeping with the goals of all Parrot Head clubs by providing volunteer support for local and environmental concerns, as well as hosting assorted social activities for people with similar tastes and interests.


Please join us as we celebrate spring with appetizers, refreshments and a tour of our expanded office space. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, our programs and services and the many ways we assist individuals and businesses.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631
(Next to the Blue Line Cumberland stop)
Free parking at the 8430 building

R.S.V.P. by May 1, 2015
Erin Doherty, 847.933.2413 or



Join us this June for the 13th annual Forget-Me-Not Days benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Each year, volunteers go into the community to collect donations for the Alzheimer’s Association and raise awareness of the disease. In exchange for a donation, we hand out packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds to be planted in honor of the more than five million people with Alzheimer’s.

What started as a grassroots fundraiser has blossomed into a national fundraising campaign that has helped raise more than $3.3 million for the Alzheimer’s Association through Forget Me Not Days collections and corporate donations.

Click here to find volunteer opportunities in your area.

For additional information please contact Bethany Moore at 847.779.6952 or


Blondes vs. Brunettes


Alzheimer’s disease does not choose sides.
Alzheimer’s disease does not keep score.
Alzheimer’s disease does not play fair.

On the football field we may be Blondes and Brunettes, but together we are UNITED as ONE team in the fight against Alzheimer’s. We play for our grandparents, parents and ourselves. We play because unless we change the course of this disease, it will take a devastating toll on the families of future generations. Game day will come and go, but we will continue to fight Alzheimer’s disease until we win.

Alzheimer’s disproportionately affects women, both as people with the disease and as caregivers. As an event created and played by women, Blondes vs. Brunettes sends a message of solidarity: We plan to meet this disease with energy and attitude. We are the generation that can provide both the fuel and the spark in this fight. We are Blondes vs. Brunettes and we are a team united to tackle Alzheimer’s disease!!!

Help us tackle Alzheimer's! Game Day is June 27, 2015. Click here for more information or contact Bethany Moore at 847.779.6952 or


Gavin’s Mitzvah Golf Outing

August 8, 2015
Vernon Hills Course
9 Hole Scramble
4:30 p.m. Shotgun (Buffet Dinner to Follow)

Click here for more information >>


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!

Click here to learn more about this opportunity!

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 your local office for details.


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.