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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 llarsen@alz.org or fax at 913.831.1916. The Chapter will review your event specifics and then contact you with a decision.


2015 DIY Fundraisers

"Still Alice" special showing on March 23rd in Overland Park, KS

Here is a great chance to see the movie "Still Alice" and benefit the Alzheimer's Association. 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 23 at the Rio Theater, 7204 W. 80th St. Purchase tickets in advance from Cypress Springs Overland Park Alzheimer's and Memory Support Residence, 6921 W. 81st St., 913.901.8500. Everyone is welcome!

Dubs C Ride on May 2 in Lawrence, KS

Grab your bike, helmets, lights, reflective gear, your party pants and all sorts of smiles and good attitudes... and maybe a few bucks for the cause. 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the West Coast Saloon, 222 Iowa St.  For more information, email Jackie Brazil at bjbrazil2@gmail.com.

"Embrace the Moment" Golf Tournament on June 26 in Olathe, KS

Dust off your golf clubs and hit the links for a cause at Prairie Highlands Golf Course. $125 per person. Tournament fees include range balls, cart, shirt, lunch, 3 drink tickets, prizes and silent auction. 6:30 am check-in and light snacks. 8:00 am shotgun start. For more information contact Sue Wilde at swilde@osagemarketing.com.


Thank you 2014 DIY Fundraisers

  • Sterling House raised $4800 through their One Step at a Time We'll Cure Alzheimer's event in Salina.

  • Emporia High School held a Jeans Day and raised $257.50.

  • For the Memories raised $1305 in Liberty. Thanks Jan Ferguson and Anne Lecuyer.

  • Alpha Psi Omega's Applause for a Cause in Emporia raised $300.

  • Residence 600's The Wayne Johnson Memorial Fundraiser in Salina raised $3000.

  • Benton House raised $122 through their Quilt Raffle in Kansas City.

  • Rancho Grande's Wiffle Ball Tournament raised $3676.

  • Brandon Woods raised $1232 through their Walk in the Woods for Alzheimer's 5k Walk/Run in Lawrence.

  • Sheila Rogge's Scattered and Battered Race raised $1100.

  • Upper Crust Bakery donated tips for the month of August and raised $967.

  • 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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