Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held each year in communities throughout Colorado, the Walks bring together family, friends, coworkers, social and religious groups and concerned community members in a display of combined strength and dedication to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, its programs and services, and scientific research. In 2016, Colorado Walks had more than 15,000 participants who collectively raised more than $2 million to help those battling this deadly disease.
Memories in the Making® Art Auctions
The Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making® is a creative art expression program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. When people with dementia have lost the ability to use words, they can often express thoughts, emotions and memories through painting with watercolors. A jury of professional artists selects numerous pieces of artwork to be professionally framed, paired with professional artworks, and sold at a high energy event – the annual Memories in the Making Art Show and Auction.
Reason to Hope
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease affects a person and his/her caregiver in many ways, including their ability to maintain hope. During Reason to Hope events in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, a guest speaker offers personal insight into the positive impact the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association have had on his/her family. The Reason to Hope lunch events are free and last only one hour. At the program’s conclusion, guests are given the opportunity to reinforce their commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association by making a financial contribution.
The Longest Day
The Longest Day is a year-around activity-based fundraising event honoring the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. Fundraising activities for The Longest Day culminate annually on the summer solstice (June 21) symbolizing the daily, challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own fundraising experiences as they participate in an activity they love.
Blondes vs. Brunettes
(Young Professionals of Alzheimer’s Association Colorado)
YPAAC was established in 2006 to work in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado to raise awareness among local young professionals. In addition to networking happy hours to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease, YPAAC members host the Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game each June. Sponsors, coaches and players raise money for the cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Association – for a total contribution of more than $167,000 in 2016.
Volunteers are vital to our ability to provide services and programs for the families and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you have one hour to spend with us or a few hours each week, we can find the right fit for your interests and skills. Examples of our volunteer needs include: Helpline counselors, Support Group facilitators, Memories in the Making art facilitators, Speakers’ Bureau, African American Outreach Committee, Latino Outreach Committee, event planning committees and many more.
Corporate Giving – The Alzheimer’s Association provides numerous opportunities for businesses to show their community support. Sponsor an Association fundraising event, form a company-based fundraising team or become a Corporate Champion. Regardless of the method, the Association invites businesses to show support to employees, their families and our community by leading the way and getting involved. To learn more about sponsorship and fundraising opportunities – locally, statewide and nationally – contact Barb Abbey at 303-813-1669 or email@example.com.
Individual Giving – The Alzheimer’s Association relies on the generosity of donors to fund services and programs that are provided at no cost to individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals may contribute through Workplace Giving, making it easy to make regular contributions through payroll deductions. Donors may choose to leverage a gift by donating on Colorado Gives Day or they may make monthly/one-time gifts directly to the Colorado Chapter. Annual gifts of $1,000 or more qualify for Alois Society membership. Call Jan Kelley at (303) 813-1669 for details.
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