Welcome to the Morels & Memories-Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser website!


The Morels & Memories-Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser was started in honor of my mother Heidi Vanderlinde, who was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, in 2011, at the age of 49, and sadly lost her battle to the disease August 2019.  The fundraiser is now on it’s 5th year, raising almost $18k and counting towards fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

100% of donations will be going to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

Learn tips and tricks on locating Morels
Learn how to identify Morels
Learn how to clean and store Morels
Learn how to cook with Morels by watching a cooking demonstration-sample your mushrooms if you find some!

Music this year TBD

Prizes for the first, largest, most morels found, and for the participant who raises the most funds!
Keep what you find!

*Please note, as Morels are only grow wild, and there are no guarantees you will find any
*Please dress for the woods, there are things like sharp branches, poison ivy, and wood ticks in the woods so make sure you dress accordingly

Donation to participate will be $50 per person. Children 12 & under are free.

Signage will be posted the day of the event on Swede Lake Road

Early registration highly recommended


Interested in getting more information or volunteering at the event you can contact us at morelsandmemories@gmail.com

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