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2022 Memories in the Making

May 19, 2022 5:30 - 9:30 pm

The Bend Event Center, 910 Bend Blvd, East Moline, IL 61244, USA

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Memories in the Making is a one-of-a-kind evening event that highlights original artwork created by participants living with dementia in the Memories in the Making art therapy program. This memorable evening honors those living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia by giving attendees the opportunity to bid on valuable pieces of art in both a silent and live auction. Guests will also enjoy live music and hear the latest updates in Alzheimer's research during the evening program, including a Mission Moment from a local advocate.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m.

The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

This premier event raises awareness and funds to support our vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. 


Please Note: Registration for this event is closed. BUT! You can still bid online by clicking the Register Now button above!

Memories in the Making is an exceptional Art Therapy Program offered to our community partners. It helps people who may not be able to verbalize feelings and memories to convey their emotions through watercolor paintings. Through one-on-one art sessions with a trained facilitator, individuals affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias are able to express themselves, opening doors of communication and awakening memories. During these painting sessions, they are able to engage in meaningful social interactions with their caregivers and peers while increasing confidence and a sense of accomplishment. With the help of family, friends, and caregivers the program facilitator is able to compose the artists' stories to accompany the paintings, shedding some light on the memories behind the images we see. This program provides a safe and supportive environment where the participants are encouraged and coached based on their many abilities. Every picture is special, unique, and created entirely by the person affected by memory loss.

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How to Bid 

Once you have completed registration on the campaign, you will receive the welcome text message, linking you to the items to browse, bid, or buy.

  1. Click on the Blue link in the Welcome text to be directed to the Items page.
  2. View Items by category or search by Item number or name.
  3. Click the item of interest to view the description as well as the current bid and or price.
  4. The system will auto-populate the bid amount based on the set increment for the item. Choose to bid at the set amount or higher.
  5. Click Bid.


How to Place an Auto Bid

Allow the system to automatically bid up to a designated amount for you. The system will bid incrementally up to the amount designated as long as someone else places a bid against you. If no one bids against your Auto Bid, the price remains the same.

  1. Click the item of interest
  2. Click the Auto Bid Tab
  3. Enter in the maximum amount you would like to bid
  4. Click Bid. 

Note: When two bids are placed for the same amount, the bid placed first based on the timestamp wins. Timestamps are set when the initial bid is placed, for auto bids this is when a maximum was set not when the system prompted the bid to win.

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association - Iowa Chapter
Questions? Contact Megan Olsen at


The Bend Event Center, 910 Bend Blvd, East Moline, IL 61244, USA

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