Richland County Alzheimer's Walk
Sunday, September 25, 2016
UW Richland Campus, Student Center
1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Walk: 1:15 p.m
View 2016 Richland County Alzheimer's Walk brochure
Need more information? Contact ADAW at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251
We've raised $18,021.51
Hundreds came out to walk with us for this year's Richland County Alzheimer's Walk at the UW Richland Campus in Richland Center. We couldn't be more grateful for the support from the community and their efforts to raise funds for ADAW's programs and services.
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For this year’s family chair Windy Goodman, a substance
abuse counselor and former psychiatric and long-term care nurse, dementia hit
close to home. During a road trip, Windy first noticed changes and behaviors that
were out of character for her mother. Soon after, she reached out to Dr. Robert
Smith and Philomena Poole at the Richland Area Geriatric Assessment Clinic.
Coming from a family where the importance of caregiving
was instilled at a young age, the family knew they were going to do what they
could to keep their mom at home and provide their dad the support he needed.
Every family member had a role based on their individual strengths. They all
contributed to mom’s care, and Windy says they are much closer for that.
Windy is a strong proponent for research and decided to
participate in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study
to honor her mother’s memory and in the hope that her grandkids won’t have to
go through the journey. The WRAP study’s goal is to understand the biological,
medical and environmental factors and lifestyle choices that increase a
person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
in the Alzheimer’s Walk wasn’t always easy for her. When her mother was in the
later stages of the disease, it was really difficult but she feels it is
important to walk to show others who are in the earlier stages of the disease
that there are people who care, that there is hope.
“I’m just a
pebble hoping to make some small wave that helps someone else,” Windy says.
Step forward and give hope to individuals and families touched by dementia by joining Windy Goodman.
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Top 10 Teams
Schmitt's Striders ($3,784.09)
Thanks For The Memories ($2,473.33)
Harvest Guest Home ($2,328.00)
Golden Living ($2,100.00)
Richland County HHS ($1,758.50)
Milford McCauley Family ($751.00)
Minnies Memories ($620.00)
Caz Gals ($490.00)
Pine Valley ($400.00)
Team Evelyn ($370.00)