Des Moines

December 15th, 2018

What You Receive

  • $10 Donation to the “Charity Team” you sign up under
  • Official 12 Bars of Charity Team Sweatshirt
  • Free Shuttle Pass for participating bars
  • (8 PM – 12AM) Bar Specific Drink Specials at all participating bars

How It Works

  • Register Online for $30+ tax/fees
  • Bring printed ticket & ID to registration the night of the pub crawl
  • Pick up your 12 Bars shirt and other items at registration (see bottom of page)
  • Start pub crawl! There is no start or end point for the pub crawl. Start and end at any bar you please! The shuttles win run a continuous loop around the bars. Must have wristband to ride the shuttles and receive drink specials.

All tickets are non-refundable.

Every 17 minutes worldwide, a child’s wish is granted. Behind every life-changing wish are volunteers who donate their time and resources to make the impossible happen. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children in Iowa with critical illnesses. Research shows that wishes can help kids build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. What if you could make a child’s wish come true? There are so many ways to support our mission, won’t you join us?

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people by providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder.

The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is available to assist individuals and families with questions, information and resources.  Call or email them at 1-888-AUTISM2 or FamilyServices@AutismSpeak.org.

The mission of Ronald McDonald House is enriching the quality of life of children and their families. Guiding them in their mission are the core values focusing on the critical needs of children, celebrating the diversity of their people and programs, and leading with compassion.

Ronald McDonald House is the catalyst to create a world where children have access to quality health care and their families are able to better comfort and support them while actively participating in their care. It is a home away from home to keep parents and children together.

MS Moments was founded in 2015 as a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. MS Moments mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals with MS (and their immediate family members) in Central Iowa to allow them to become members of a fitness organization to promote health, exercise, and mental and physical well-being.

The symptoms of MS are unpredictable and may increase in severity over time. This presents physical, emotional, and financial challenges families must face. MS Moments are here to provide the support, education, and assistance needed to adapt to these challenging circumstances.

Their goal is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. It is also their vision of a hunger-free Iowa that compliments their values of compassion, commitment, collaboration, creativity, and courage.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

The Animal Rescue League is a nonprofit organization dependent on individual and corporate contributions to care for its animals. Other areas of help include the ARL’s programs designed specifically to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, including spay/neuter, behavior training, and humane education programs. The ARL’s positive reinforcement training program has expanded to offer year-round classes, as well as free behavior advice for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

For more than 66 years, LLS has invested more than $1 billion to advance cancer therapies and save lives. In that time period, LLS has been able to double, triple and even quadruple the survival rates for many blood cancer patients. But, we still have 1.2 million people living with or in remission from a blood cancer. For more information or how you can help, please go to www.lls.org

Having trouble trying to decide which charity to support? Support them all!
 Become an Ultimate Giver. By pledging $100: $75 goes back to ALL participating charities (split evenly). You also receive a 12 Bars of Charity 32 oz. mug, $25 gift card to one of the participating bars (pulled at random when you check-in), and a limited edition white hoodie with gold text.

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!

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About the Event

The 12 Bars of Des Moines was created last year to help local charities build awareness, attract local members, and raise money for their organizations. In addition, we aim to drive revenue to the local bars and restaurants. This being the second year, we are expecting to raise over $10,000 for local Des Moines charities! When you purchase a ticket, $10 goes directly to the charity you sign up under.

Registration Instructions

December 15th 6:00pm-10:00pm

The day of the pub crawl you will need to check in and pick up your items at Embassy Suites. A valid 21+ photo id & printed or emailed copy of your ticket is required for pick up. All unclaimed items left after the event will be donated to the charities.

Participating Bars

CHOOSE YOUR TEAM: