October 17, 2015
Ohio State VS Penn State
26906 Cook Rd
Olmsted Township, OH 44138

New location, but the SAME great event you've all been waiting for!! Door prizes, Chinese Auction items, 50/50 raffles, squares! Fun, Food, Football, & Friends!!

Can't wait to see you there!!

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It's so hard to believe it is now time for the 5TH ANNUAL JOHN MERRELL MEMORIAL!!!!

Mark your calendars!!!! 

Join us on

October 25, 2014

for FUN, FOOD, & FOOTBALL and raising awareness for the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter

during THE Ohio State vs Penn State game
Shula's 2 in Indpendence, Ohio

This event would not be possible without each and every one of you and your willingness to support us.  We have now donated $40,000 in 4 years to the Cleveland Area Chapter.  Let's make this 5th anniversary the BEST year yet!!!

As always, we will have door prizes galore, Chinese auctions, 50/50 raffles, and much more!!  

We are accepting donations for door prizes and Chinese auction items.  Just contact us to let us know what you are able to donate.

Can't wait to see you all there!!!!

2013 Update! 10/21

Tickets are available now!! Get them now and get a chance to win a great door prize!!  Can't wait to see you all there!!!!


I'm always humbled by the response our family receives when we have our annual fundraiser.  The amount of time, effort, and money donated renders me speechless.  To have such selfless people willing to support our event is remarkable.  Alzheimer's is a devastating disease and so many people are touched by it on a daily basis.  I'm so proud that Papa has created a lasting legacy as a crusader for this disease.  Although he wouldn't be happy with the attention, I know he's shining down on us, smiling, proud of our commitment and dedication.  That said...

It's that time of year again!!! The 4th Annual John Merrell Memorial Fundraiser will be on November 16th during the Ohio State vs Illinois football game at Shula's 2 in Independence.  Last year, we had a great turnout and to date we've donated nearly $30,000 to the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter!! 

Come join us for fun, food, and football! We'll have Chinese auction items, big ticket items, 50/50 raffles, and, as always, door prizes!  

If you'd like to donate to this worthy cause, please contact us.  We are accepting Chinese auction items and door prizes.

Tickets will be available in a few weeks-like us on Facebook for more information.  Remember only presale tickets have a chance to win a GREAT door prize!!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at info@johnmerrellmemorial.com

Can't wait to see you there!!



Check out Fat Little Buddies in Olmsted Township for a great time and to support our worthy cause!!


The 3rd Annual John Merrell Memorial will be held on October 27, 2012 5p.m-10p.m at Shula's 2 in Independence, Ohio.  At last year's event, we raised nearly $10,000.  Our goal for this year is $15,000.

We are accepting donations for Chinese auction items, silent auction items, and door prizes.  With 200 people expected, this is a great marketing opportunity. If there is anything you think will help our event, we are open to ideas.  If you have any questions, please e-mail me at info@johnmerrellmemorial.com

Tickets will be available soon!  We will announce on our Facebook page when you can begin to purchase tickets.  We are able to hold your tickets at the door for pick up.  Keep in mind, only people who purchase tickets before the event can win door prizes!  This year we also blocked rooms at the hotel, if you would like a room, let the desk know you are with the John Merrell Memorial. 

This is a great event full of fun and for a truly worthy cause.  Millions of people are affected by Alzheimer's disease.  Let's help fight the devastating illness together!

Hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,


August 2011

We are now accepting donations for the 2nd Annual John Merrell Memorial!

If you donate a gift basket before September 1st, you will receive 10 FREE raffle tickets! For those of you that were there last year, you know there are some GREAT prizes!!

E-mail info@johnmerrellmemorial.com with any questions.  You will get a response within 24 hours.

Thank you to everyone for all your help and suggestions!  We appreciate you!


We've begun planning our second fundraising event.  Mark your calendars for November 12, 2011 during the Ohio State/Purdue football game.  We will be joining together to celebrate the life of John Merrell and raise money to support the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter.  We are now accepting raffle baskets and donations to help make the event a success!  Please e-mail me with any suggestions or questions at info@johnmerrellmemorial.com. With over 150 guests last year, we raised $4,000 and our goal is to beat that for this year.  Please join the cause!

Warm Regards,



In June of 2010, after nearly a decade of living with Alzheimer’s disease, my grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep. Watching him struggle with slowly losing his ability to grasp activities of daily living, which too soon became struggling to understand who everyone was around him, made me realize how important it is to join the cause to combat Alzheimer’s disease. I started this Memorial to help support  Alzheimer’s disease research. The net proceeds from all our events will go to the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter.

Warm Regards,

Danielle Bruck

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