2020 Dane County SFGH Walk

Carol's Leadership Team

Dear Friends,

I am asking for your support as I walk - virtually and with poles! - to benefit the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Here are the reasons why I am such a strong supporter of this amazing organization:

As many of you know, I have been fiercely devoted to the cause of making the journey of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias as humane and forward moving as possible. I speak from personal experience! It was over 20 years ago when I rushed, tear-stained, into the office of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance asking for help. They weren’t expecting me, but they took me under their wing immediately. ! I credit their guidance for getting me on a steady course and introducing me to the care and resources that were available for me and my husband, David.

From that time on, I never left their side. After David died, I joined the Alliance Board and am now in my second term as Board president. All that the Alliance offered to me is still in place - plus so much more! 

  • Support groups for family and caregivers have greatly expanded.
  • Memory Cafes which are places of joy and engagement.
  • Educational programs inform people about the disease progression and significantly help them understand the legal complexities of mental incapacity. 
  • Art Cafes offer opportunities to stay connected and communicate through creative expression.

Of course, these programs are virtual right now, but there is amazing good news to report. The Alliance is having some of its is highest numbers of people participating because of the opportunity to do so virtually. Plus individual consultations are still available with all safety precautions in place.

This is the ADAW’s Walk Season, the Alliance’s major fundraising event, and ALL the money raised stays in Wisconsin to support the growing numbers of people/families who are impacted by this devastating disease.

I invite you to join “Carol’s Leadership Team” whether you donate or not, just know the Alliance is there for you should you ever be faced with personally confronting any of the dementias in your circle of family and friends. Believe me, you will need support! Go to alzwisc.org for help. I did, and it made all the difference!!

Help our team reach our goal by making a gift today. Click on the "Join Team" or "Donate Now" buttons.

Thank you for your friendship and support - Carol

P.S. Should you choose, you can send a donation made out to ADAW directly to me:

Carol Koby

3707 Signature Drive

Middleton, WI 53562 

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