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Reason to Hope

There has never been a more critical time to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Today, 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. This number is projected to jump to 16 million by 2050 unless we can find a cure or effective way to slow down the progression. You are invited to help alter the trajectory of this disease by attending an upcoming Reason to Hope event.

Reason to Hope is a powerful one-hour fundraising luncheon and program on Alzheimer's disease. Guests will learn more about our efforts to provide care and support to the many families in need in Illinois, as well as help advance the important field of Alzheimer’s research. You will hear an impactful first-hand account from someone living with the disease or caregiver that will reflect the positive impact our programs have on families and the Illinois healthcare community.

While the event is free, at the program’s conclusion, guests are given the opportunity to reinforce their commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association by making a contribution. The funds raised from Reason to Hope help us provide care and support to more than 210,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Illinois and the estimated 589,000 caregivers.

2016 Reason to Hope Events


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Mid-America Club - Aon Center
200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Bronze Sponsor


Robert H. Jordan Jr. (Chicago) Weekend Anchor on WGN TV’s News at Nine


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Ave West,
Highland Park, IL 60035


Irika Sargent Co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV)
Weekday Evening News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Bronze Sponsors
The Convery Family
FT Cares Foundation


Dean Richards Entertainment Critic and Reporter for WGN TV and WGN Radio

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that sponsorship opportunities are now available. Your company can join in the fight against Alzheimer's disease while elevating brand awareness among an affluent audience. For more information, please contact Katie Lane, Manager of Relationship Events and Intermediate Giving at kmlane@alz.org or call 847.324.0359.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.