CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Students at the University of Virginia got the chance to bring out their inner child all for a good cause.

Hoos for Memory put on its first ‘CarnivALZ’ event to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and West Virginia. The family-friendly event had plenty of games, food, prizes, and a giant bounce house.

"Hoos for Memory is a group of students passionate about raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's research. We intend to work closely with groups both on and off Grounds with a similar interests for fundraising and advocacy purposes. Namely, we will work with the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia. Additionally, we hope to develop a close relationship with area nursing homes, particularly those with an Alzheimer's ward, and serve these communities through volunteer service. We will hold various fundraising efforts throughout the year and donate all proceeds to Alzheimer's research." - @UVA Description.

"Even if it's just learning what Alzheimer’s disease is, how many people it affects, even just how they can get involved here at UVA, it's just another charity that we have on grounds that people can support and kind of get behind and kind of look for our events in the future as we hold them again,” said Adeline Sandridge. The goal this year was to raise at least $2,000.