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Step Forward.
         Give Hope.

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 

Thank you!



Thank you!

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.

Want to give? There is still time to donate to the Richland 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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 Walk Highlight

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. 

Participating 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.

Walk News

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Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Schmitt's Striders ($3,784.09)
  2 -  Thanks For The Memories ($2,473.33)
  3 -  Harvest Guest Home ($2,328.00)
  4 -  Golden Living ($2,100.00)
  5 -  Richland County HHS ($1,758.50)
  6 -  Milford McCauley Family ($751.00)
  7 -  Minnies Memories ($620.00)
  8 -  Caz Gals ($490.00)
  9 -  Pine Valley ($400.00)
  10 -  Team Evelyn ($370.00)

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:


Golden Living Centers


Harvest Guest Home Assisted Living







Pine Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation


Richland Hospital


Schmitt Woodland Hills




Our House Senior Living



J.R. Ewing Realty

Top 10 Participants

  1 -  Mary Lou Tessmer ($2,248.33)
  2 -  Millie Thiede ($1,956.00)
  3 -  Louvin (Windy) Goodman ($544.00)
  4 -  Susan McCarthy ($500.00)
  5 -  Kathy Bauer ($415.00)
  6 -  Robert & Maureen Smith ($400.00)
  7 -  Karen Fairbrother ($381.00)
  8 -  Ellen Alvin ($300.00)
  9 -  Marilyn Houck ($250.00)
  10 -  Helen Bauer ($225.00)