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Step Forward.
         Give Hope.

Columbia/Marquette County Alzheimer's Walk
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Riverside Park
East Wisconsin Street, Portage

Registration: 1:00 p.m.

Walk: 2:25 p.m.

View 2016 Columbia/Marquette County Alzheimer's Walk brochure

Need more information? Contact ADAW at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251

We've raised


 Thank you!

Thank you!

Hundreds walked with us at Riverside Park in Portage to support individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their caregivers. Thanks to all the walkers for helping us raise awareness and for supporting programs and services provided by ADAW.

Want to give? There is still time to donate to the Columbia/Marquette County Alzheimer's Walk. Your donation supports valuable programs and services provided by ADAW in the community.  

To make a general walk donation, click on the "Make a Donation" button below.

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Once you register, you can access your Participant Center by logging in below. Here you can set up your personal fundraising page (or your team page if you're the team captain!), send emails asking for teammates and donations and chart your progress toward your fundraising goal.


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Walk Highlight 

Portage residents' Larry Day and his wife are this year's walk Family Chairs. They have been caring full-time for Larry's mother for well over a year and connected with ADAW early in their journey. 

In an effort to be as prepared as possible, they connected with Outreach Specialist Janet Wiegel and scheduled a personal care consultation to learn about available local resources and get answers to their many questions. They have attended numerous caregiver education programs and participate in the monthly support group. In addition, they keep mom connected by attending the monthly Portage Memory Café. 

Larry would like to stress an important point, "When caring for a loved one, be patient. You don't always have to be right, just be kind." He is grateful for the chance to share his story in a public forum. If he can change the life of just one person, he's made a difference. He wants people to know the services he has received from ADAW have been critical. Without out them they would never have been able to be caregivers for as long as they have. 

They walk to increase awareness for the disease and to encourage people to connect with ADAW. 

Step forward and give hope to individuals and families touched by dementia by joining Larry and Glenda Day, Honorary Chair Bill Tierney, and Medical Chair Kay Rataczak on Sunday, September 11 at Riverside Park in Portage.

2016 columbia walk painting








2016 Forget-Me-Not painting by Robert Gorder.

Walk News

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Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Judy's Gang ($7,439.00)
  2 -  Columbia County HHS/ADRC ($3,833.83)
  3 -  Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church ($3,390.00)
  4 -  McCarthy and Girls ($3,330.00)
  5 -  Marquette County Department of Human Services ($1,680.00)
  6 -  Angels in Blue Jeans ($1,590.00)
  7 -  Harris Villa ($1,570.00)
  8 -  AmericanWay Assisted Living ($1,525.00)
  9 -  Columbus Area Senior Center ($1,314.22)
  10 -  Smokin' for a Cure ($961.00)

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:


Fitz's Columbia 2016













Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church

Our House Senior Living




American Way


Brightstar Sauk 2016


Columbia Healthcare Center


The Dump Bar & Grill


Ho-Chunk Gaming



Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Pflanz Mantey Medrala Funeral Homes



Top 10 Participants

  1 -  Colleen Sengbusch ($1,580.00)
  2 -  Libby Lain ($1,570.00)
  3 -  Rich & Mary Taylor ($1,000.00)
  4 -  Cheryl Mielke ($940.00)
  5 -  Marilyn Bubolz ($870.00)
  6 -  Michelle Anderson ($866.00)
  7 -  Mona Matijevich ($735.00)
  8 -  Sarah Millard ($675.00)
  9 -  Becky Mulhern ($625.00)
  10 -  Nancy Charles ($565.00)