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Who Can Host a DIY Fundraiser?

Each year, individuals and organizations such as civic groups, social clubs, restaurants and businesses raise thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter. These supporters demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association by involving the community in raising significant funds and awareness for the Chapter.

DIY Event Ideas

DIY fundraisers can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish and can raise anywhere from $200 to $10,000 or more. Simple ideas could include a wine and cheese party for close friends, a garage sale, a jeans or Go Purple day at the office, donating a percentage of sales for a day/week, a school's classroom project or a game night. More exciting ideas include hosting a silent auction, a large dinner party, or a sporting event such as a golf tournament, a basketball tournament or a run. The possibilities are endless. Click here for more ideas.

Interested in Hosting Your Own DIY Event?

Return this form to Lauren via email at or fax at 913.831.1916. The Chapter will review your event specifics and then contact you with a decision.

2014 DIY Fundraisers

2nd Annual Scattered & Battered Race in Palmer, KS on August 16
by Sheila Rogge
Bumps, Bruises and Brews. If running, climbing, crawling and swimming your way through the country, this is the race for you. This 4 mile timed course will challenge you with rolling hills and at least 12 obstacles. Show up with your friends, show up in costume and get ready for a true country race. Part of your registration fee will be donated to the Heart of America Chapter. Register online at

Carnival to End Alzheimer's in Overland Park, KS on August 16
by Garden Party Crew Team
Enjoy games, food and raffle prizes from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Garden Terrace, 7541 Switzer. For more information contact Megan at or 913.631.2273.

Bikes, Bingo & Babybacks Ride through Missouri on September 7
by Carnegie Village
Enjoy a 90-mile scenic tour through Missouri from Carnegie Village in Belton to the Farmer's House in Weston. Riders receive breakfast, one bingo card, T-shirt (pre-registered riders only), raffle prizes and a BBQ lunch. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to register go to or contact Gina at 816.506.3643.

"Footprints to a Cure" in Abilene, KS on September 20
by Sterling House
Show your support of the Alzheimer's Association by walking at the Abilene High School Track. Start time is 10:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy awards followed by lunch, bouncy house and a silent auction at Sterling House. For more information, email Todd Moore at

"One Step at a Time We'll Cure the Alzheimer's Disease" in Salina, KS on October 11
by Sterling House Salina
Step up and join us for this two mile walk at Jerry Ivey Park starting at 9 a.m. For more information, email Courtney Schneider at

Thank you 2014 DIY Fundraisers

  • The Sweet Life Softball Showdown raised $192.

  • Steven Bogler's Bridge Party raised $1020 in Eudora.

  • Sue Wilde's "Embrace the Moment" golf tournament raised $7180 in Olathe.

  • Shannon Ranz raised $885 through her "Brainstorm Alzheimer's" Ride in Kansas City.

  • Dubs C Bike Ride in Lawrence raised $2680.

  • Park Meadow's Wear Purple for a Cause raised $496.

  • Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days raised $1500 in Kansas City and $720 in Topeka.




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