Barky's hope

 ...Barky's Hope is to live in a world without Alzheimer's. 

My Story

My passion comes from watching my amazing father, Brian Barkwell, deal with a 10 year battle with early on-set Alzheimer's.  Sadly, his long journey ended in May of 2015.  I am now devoting my life to advocating and actively raising funds to find a cure for Alzheimer's.  I hope to inspire others with my community involvement, the outcome of advocacy for a greater cause, and the influence of volunteering.  Through my adversity, there comes a deep commitment to leaving a legacy for my Dad.

Our Team

Together Our Team Has Raised Over $24,000 For A Cure!

Starting in 2013, we've had a team at the annual Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer's. In these years, we have raised in excess of $22,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. We are fortunate to be supported by a strong and loyal donor base! Barky's Hope is blessed to have both amazing team members and generous donors.


This year we are on our journey to finding a cure in beautiful San Diego, California.
Join us on Sunday, September 23th at Mission Bay for the 2018 San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer's!
If you can't make it in person, please consider donating!

Find out more


National Alzheimer's Association Forum, Washington DC


National Alzheimer's Association Forum, Washington DC


National Alzheimer's Association Forum, Washington DC



Articles About My Story, Fundraising & Advocacy

Judy Fund - Article on Advocacy (pdf)


DSW Chapter - Brandon's Story (pdf)


ALZ Affects Family/Children (pdf)


ALZ Advocacy - Q&A (pdf)

Download - Find Your Voice (pdf)


DSW Chapter - Advocacy (pdf)


Project YAFA

Young Advocates Fighting Alzheimer's

High School Club I founded at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ.

What We Do

1st Semester: Participate in the Annual Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer's to raise funds for a cure!

2nd Semester: Advocated both locally and nationally with members of congress.