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Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is our national signature event and brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members — who all want to make a difference. Since 1989,  Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $225 million to help those battling Alzheimer's disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is a great opportunity to participate in the movement to end Alzheimer's disease. Thousands of walkers come out to support the cause at walks throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, raising over $3.5 million at our 17 local walks. Register for Walk to End Alzheimer's today and help us raise even more.

Please visit our Walk page to choose a walk near you

AlzStars Active Events

Are you a runner or a cyclist looking for a way to support the cause? Sign up as an AlzStar and compete in your local marathon, triathlon, bike race, or other event to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. To participate, simply register for whatever race you’d like to participate in and pay any applicable registration fees. Then visit our AlzStar website to create your own fundraising webpage. You can tell your story – why you’re racing, why you’re fundraising for Alzheimer’s disease – and use our email tools to ask for donations.

Blondes vs. Brunettes

Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer event driven by young women that brings the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association.  The event is an organized flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes (Note: Redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice).  Coaches, announcers, cheerleaders, and other volunteers are also key roles of the BvB game. Funds raised at Blondes vs. Brunettes events benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Practices are held from April 20 th – August 17th at the Little Marina Green (Yacht Road and Marina Blvd.) Game Day is Saturday, August 22nd at 12:00pm in San Francisco. 

For more information view the event website at 

The Longest Day

Join us on June 21 for The Longest Day®, as together we honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event is about patience, strength and endurance – but it’s also about a challenge. On The Longest Day, do something you love – or try something new – to advance the cause! For people facing Alzheimer’s disease, this challenge is every day. For you, it’s just one. On The Longest Day, it’s time to make a difference.

For more information view the event website at

Memories in the Making Art Auction

The Alzheimer's Association hosted a most successful sold out 12th Annual Memories in the Making Art and Wine Auction at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  Our Master of  Ceremonies Dennis O’Donnell, sports director from KPIX, led us all during the evening’s program, the Carlson family shared their personal journey with this disease and our auctioneer, Bob Dutcher, helped us reach our live auction goals.   There were over 360 guests, a record number of attendees enjoyed a wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception and, they were entertained by the soft jazz of the Magnolia Jazz Band.  With over 230 silent auction packages, 20 live auction items and our Fund-A-Need portion of the evening, the event raised over $187,000!

The highlight of this year’s auction was of course the artwork and those that create it in the Memories in the Making program. Our top selling auction prizes were a unique Jade sculpture by artist, Lyle Sopel and the water color art piece that was selected for all our promotional items for this year’s auction. Both items sold for $4000 each. 

Memories in the Making™ is a unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Through art and the creative process, these individuals speak to us, offering an essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression which speaks to their families, their professional caregivers and to the public.

We thank all those who attended and supported this event in so many ways and, we look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s event, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Learn more about the event

See photos from the 2015 event

Part the Cloud

In an effort to help accelerate critically needed Alzheimer’s research in the Bay Area as well as raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Association announces Part the Cloud, a volunteer-led, star-studded evening of entertainment and inspiration. Featuring a live performance by Chris Isaac, Part the Cloud promises to be a truly memorable event, including an after party featuring the Cheeseballs.

To learn more about Part the Cloud click here

2015 Reason to Hope Events

Here were the dates and locations for our 2015 events, stay tuned for next year's event dates:
April 23, 2015 Intercontinental Hotel - San Francisco, CA
April 30, 2015 The Fourth Street Summit Center by Fairmont- San Jose, CA
May 7, 2015 Corinthian Yacht Club, Belvedere Tiburon

Reason to Hope is a one-hour event that provides our guests the opportunity to learn more about the Association, our efforts to support families and the latest in Alzheimer’s Research. Guests will hear a powerful first-hand account from a newly diagnosed individual, which will reflect the positive impact our programs have on families and California’s healthcare community.

At the end of the event, attendees will have an opportunity to make a contribution to the Association. These gifts will help us expand our family services and education programs, as well as support additional research funding.

Interested in being a table host or a corporate sponsor? 
Contact Marta Buchanan, Development Specialist, or 408.372.9920

Table hosts are the backbone of the Reason to Hope event. As a table host, you’re responsible for filling your table by personally inviting guests to take part in this powerful hour of inspiration, with a meal served at no cost.

To learn more about Reason to Hope events, click here

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