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Events

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter holds several fundraising and awareness-building events each year to support the Association’s programs and services. Attend our events or host your own to benefit the chapter. For general inquires, contact us at eventsmnnd@alz.org or 952.830.0512.

Already hosted an event and need to send your donation? Please include the Donation Form to ensure proper processing.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Located in cities across the country, primarily in the fall, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Learn more or register your team today!


The Longest Day®

Held on the summer solstice each year, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association by coming together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing dementia with a day of activity. Learn more or register your event.


Alzheimer’s Association Purple Gala

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Gala, held each spring in Minneapolis, is a time to have fun, to celebrate the lives of loved ones impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and to raise funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. Learn more.


Blondes vs. Brunettes®

Blondes vs. Brunettes is driven by passionate and spirited community leaders – extraordinary volunteers – coming together to support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association through a competitive flag football game each fall. In addition to the players, both men and women can join as coaches and fans! Learn more.


ALZ Stars

Whether you participate in a full marathon, half-marathon, duathlon or any other endurance distance event, challenge yourself to become an inspiration for those impacted by Alzheimer's disease by joining the ALZ Stars team and raising funds and awareness for the cause! Register now, or email eventsmnnd@alz.org to get started. 


Host Your Own Benefit Event

Each year, individuals, businesses and community groups throughout Minnesota and North Dakota plan and host events and activities whose proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Download the Guide to Hosting a Benefit Event to get started today!


Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

Held each spring in the Twin Cities, Meeting of the Minds is the premier dementia conference for people with MCI or early dementia, families, friends and professionals. Learn more.  


Reason to Hope

Reason to Hope is a one-hour luncheon 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. For information about sponsorship or becoming a table host, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below.

Minneapolis, MN (October 27, 2015)
Stephanie Dix Campbell - 952.857.0545, sdix@alz.org

Fargo, ND
Trisha Rutten - 701.277.9757, trutten@alz.org

Duluth, MN (May 24th, 2016)
Brenda Conley - 218.733.2560, bconley@alz.org



Casual for a Cause

Help raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease by giving employees an opportunity to purchase stickers and dress "Casual for a Cause." Employers choose the sticker "cost," and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The sticker is round and lime green with "Casual for a Cause!" and the Association logo in dark purple. Stickers are free to employers for orders of less than 200.

To order stickers, contact Emily Garbrecht, development specialist:

By phone: 952.857.0534
By email: mnnd-walk@alz.org

Send sticker proceeds to:

Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota
7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55439

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