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OUR VISION is a world in which all persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease have the services that they need.

OUR MISSION is to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found.

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Events - Chili-Rhea in Fayetteville

Chilirhea 2015

Even the snow and ice that closed down most of Fayetteville on February 28th did not keep Chilirhea-ers from attending this fun cook-off event to benefit Alzheimer’s Arkansas and UAMS.

The first event was in 2004 as an excuse for a close group of friends to reunite after college. They wanted an annual occasion that would bring them back to Fayetteville for a great time, no matter where careers or families took them. They decided to hold a chili cook-off and so “Chilirhea” began. The first Chilirhea had about 15 people in a backyard. By 2009, there were multiple sponsors, 15 teams and over 125 people gathered on the front lawn of a house despite snow and ice.

In 2010, the event became tied to the charitable cause of helping cure Alzheimer’s. The friends decided to host an amazing party but also create a tool to give back to the community of NWA. There were 250+ people at Pratt Place Barn and over $6K was given to Alzheimer’s.

In 2011, there were 25 teams, over 500 people and $12,000 was raised.

In 2012 the event once again raised the bar raising over $20k Most recently, Chilirhea exceeded its $30k goal in 2013 by raising over $32,000 and beat its $35k goal in 2014 raising $37,000!

 Picture of group holding check awarded to Alzheimer's Arkansas in the amount of $40,000.

This year the surpassed all expectations and raised over $75,000! Alzheimer’s Arkansas was awarded $40,000 of the proceeds as you can see in the above picture featuring (left to right) Amber Scott, Chilirhea Board Member; Sharon Heflin, Alzheimer’s Arkansas Board Vice President; Elise Siegler, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Arkansas; Cory Scott, Founding Member of Chilirhea; Brian Smith, Board President, Alzheimer’s Arkansas.

The money raised from this event will help fund the North West Arkansas Hope for the Future on June 26th at the Schmieding Center. For more information on the NWA Hope, go to our website at or call Lynn at 501-224-0021/800-689-6090.

Thank you to all of the Chilirhea Board Members, their Sponsors, Chili Cookers and Attendees!




















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