Columbia/Marquette County Alzheimer's Walk
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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
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.
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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
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
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 Forget-Me-Not painting by Robert Gorder.
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Top 10 Teams
Judy's Gang ($7,439.00)
Columbia County HHS/ADRC ($3,733.83)
Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church ($3,335.00)
McCarthy and Girls ($3,280.00)
Marquette County Department of Human Services ($1,680.00)
Angels in Blue Jeans ($1,590.00)
Harris Villa ($1,570.00)
AmericanWay Assisted Living ($1,505.00)
Smokin' for a Cure ($961.00)
Columbus Area Senior Center ($950.00)
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:
Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church
Our House Senior Living
Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative
National Exchange Bank & Trust
Pflanz Mantey Medrala Funeral Homes
Top 10 Participants
Colleen Sengbusch ($1,580.00)
Libby Lain ($1,570.00)
Rich & Mary Taylor ($1,000.00)
Cheryl Mielke ($885.00)
Michelle Anderson ($866.00)
Marilyn Bubolz ($820.00)
Mona Matijevich ($735.00)
Becky Mulhern ($625.00)
Sarah Millard ($575.00)
Nancy Charles ($565.00)