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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

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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

Bake Sale

Thursday, August 25- Saturday, August 27
Good Samaritan
700 Clark Street

Lodi Good Samaritan Walkers are hosting a bake sale to benefit the Columbia Co. Alzheimer’s Walk

13th ANNUAL DUMP RUN fundraiser

Saturday, August 27
The Dump Bar & Grill
105 Edgewater St., Cambria

10:00 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – Ride begins
4:30 p.m. – Pig Roast
5:00 p.m. – Live auction
7:30 p.m. – Live music

Cost: $20; includes poker run, pig roast, auction and live music.

Join in on the largest one-day charity ride in Columbia County with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Columbia County Alzheimer’s Walk. Last year ADAW received over $5,000!

Register at the Dump Bar and Grill (pre-registration strongly encouraged). Call 920.348.5733 or visit www.thedumpbar.com for more information.

Have a third party event you would like to promote? Send us an email and we'll include the information here.

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Columbia County HHS/ADRC ($1,796.01)
  2 -  Marquette County Department of Human Services ($1,319.00)
  3 -  Judy's Gang ($645.00)
  4 -  Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church ($635.00)
  5 -  Angels in Blue Jeans ($520.00)
  6 -  Smokin' for a Cure ($415.00)
  7 -  Our House Senior Living Portage ($264.00)
  8 -  Jerry's Kids ($210.00)
  9 -  Columbus Area Senior Center ($100.00)
  10 -  Alzheiemer's & Dementia Alliance of WI ($50.00)

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 ($1,264.00)
  2 -  Cheryl Mielke ($600.00)
  3 -  Nancy Charles ($520.00)
  4 -  Sarah Millard ($475.00)
  5 -  Michelle Anderson ($466.00)
  6 -  Mona Matijevich ($415.00)
  7 -  Kathy Roadt ($110.00)
  8 -  Dorothy Harris ($100.00)
  9 -  Kristin Larson ($50.00)
  10 -  Mary Ann Stoikes ($50.00)