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Adams/Juneau County Walk

 

 

  Nearly 80 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Adams/Juneau area Walk to End Alzheimer’s October 8, 2011 and raised more than $18,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.  This year’s walk committee was chaired by Karen Tolley of Grand Marsh Bank. Committee members included Heidi Randall and Carol Gross – Juneau County ADRC, and Vergie Quimby – Quimby’s Vegetable Barn. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 608.784.5011 or contact volunteer chairperson Karen Tolley at Grand Marsh Bank at 608.339.3351
This year’s top fundraising team was Quimby’s Vegetable Barn whose members raised over $7,000, followed by the Team Hanson and Mile Bluff Memory Assessment Clinic. The team with the most walkers was Heidi’s A-Team followed by Quimby’s Vegetable Barn and Mile Bluff Memory Assessment Clinic team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Vivian Quimby followed by Shari Hanson and Vergie Quimby. A special Spirit Award was presented to Vern Hanson whose family came out in remembrance of Vern’s wife, Maybelle, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on September 27, 2011.

Amery Walk

 

Girl Scout Troop 55198 volunteers for the Amery Walk

Nearly 70 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Amery area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 24th and raised more than $10,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.  This year’s walk committee was chaired by Gloria Bauer of Amery. Committee members included Cindy O’Keefe of Amery Behavioral Health and the late Kathleen Glunz of Polaris Industries. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association Spooner Office at 715.636.6601.

This year’s top fundraising team was The Stairs Family whose members raised over $1600, followed by The Bakers Beautiful Memory Keepers and Hey Jude. The team with the most walkers was Hey Jude followed by The Bakers Beautiful memory Keepers and The Stairs Family team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Laurie Byrnes followed by Joanne Stairs and Gene Stairs.

 

Antigo Walk

Antigo Walk 2011 Ribbon Cutting.

Miles for Millie - new team this year for Antigo.

Over 150 people took steps this year in Antigo and raised more than $24,000!  This year’s walk committee was co-chaired by Carrie Zelazoski – Volunteer and Holly Anderson - Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. Committee members included Jenny Renfro – Rosalia Gardens, Mary Jo Ninnemann – Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and Jo Lomprey – Volunteer.

This year’s top fundraising team was Betty’s Treasures whose members raised $4547.00, followed by Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and Tatro’s Trotters. The team with the most walkers was Betty’s Treasures with 53 followed by Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and Team Marx.  The top individual fundraiser was Janice Bombinski, followed by Sister Adele Demulling, Carol Heinen and Pam Emmer.  The “Top Fundraising Duo” award was given to Dave and Deb Slater.  The Spirit Award was presented to Betty’s Treasures, who participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s each year in honor of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away from Alzheimer’s.

Appleton Walk

 

Nearly 500 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Appleton area Walk to End Alzheimer’s October 1st and raised more than $70,000 for programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s walk committee members included Nancy Bortolameolli, Senior Helpers – Julie Buss, Appleton Health Care Center - Karen Cain, Island Shores – Liz Felix, Lakeshore Manor – Carol Fenrich, Community Partner – Sue Hipple, Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh – Nick Maas, Living Tree Estates – Kim Neher, Wise Woman Wellness – Renee Neumeyer, Valley VNA Senior Services – Michele Packet, Grand Horizons Assisted Living – Becky Reichelt, St. Paul Elder Services – Sharon Schaefer, Southern Care Hospice – Lynette Stoneburner, Community Partner – Chad Strong, Colony Oaks Care Center – Jen Thompson, Appleton Health Care Center – Tera Toonen, Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh – Tina Vanderlogt, Southern Care Hospice – Diane VanOudenhoven, Colony Oaks Care Center – Beth Waller, Bella Vista. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone Kathleen Albert at the Alzheimer’s Association at 920-727-5541. 

This year’s top fundraising team was The Schuelke Family followed by Ellen’s Kids and The Calaway Clan. The team with the most walkers was Brewster Village followed by The Renaissance and Ellen’s Kids team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Cathleen Diedrich followed by John Kriz and Mary Ellen Julien.

Berlin Walk

Over  100 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Tri County area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 10th and raised more than $9,500 for programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s walk committee was chaired by Jennifer Eisenga of Care Wisconsin of Wautoma. Committee members included Casey Brown' Kathy Hockenhull, Vanessa Schultz, John Schultz, Irene Kutz, Nancy Charles and Mary Ann Aker.  To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 920-469-2110 or 1-800-272-3900.

This year’s top fundraising team was Golden Years whose members raised over $5000, followed by the ADRC and JR’s Blue Jeans. The team with the most walkers was Sheltered Village of Ripon followed by Golden Living and Silver Lake.  The top individual fundraiser was Rita Pollack followed by Rebecca Ellis and Nancy Charles . A special Spirit Award was presented to Angie Underburg.

Chippewa Falls Walk

Nearly 325 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Chippewa Falls area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 13th and raised more than $35,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.   This year’s top fundraising team was The Rutledge Home Assisted Living and Memory Care  whose 92 members raised over $7,000, followed by the top family team-Team Rineck whose members raised over $3,000.  The top individual fundraiser was Bob and Sanda Cox of Stanley, followed by Mary Shermo and Sandy Heidtke. A special Spirit Award was presented to Carol Dittmar, who came out in honor of her Mother, Solveig Jorgenson, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Colby Walk

Almost 80 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Colby area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 18th and raised more than $11,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This year’s walk committee was chaired by Judy Koffarnus of Colonial Center. Committee members included Rebecca Huebner-Leu – Golden Living Center Three Oaks, Debra Schorer – Golden Living Center- Continental Manor, Diane Kroeplin- Colonial Center and Rebecca Magnus- Pine Ridge Assisted Living. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 715-393-3951 or 1-800-272-3900.

This year’s top fundraising team was Colonial Manor whose members raised over $2,600, followed by the Golden Trippers and CIM Team. The team with the most walkers was CIM followed by the Golden Trippers and the Colonial Clippers team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Deb Schorer followed by Janice Heindl and Lindsay Wendlandt.  A special Spirit Award was presented to team CIM who created a large team of 19 walkers and they all designed a unique team shirt.


 

Eau Claire Walk

 

Spirit Award Recipient

 

Team Toni

 

Team Grace

 

ILL Team

 

Harbor Crew

 

Emcees

 

Green Bay Walk

Green Bay Walk Promise Garden 

Nearly 600 people  took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Green Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 17th and raised more than $70,000 for local programs. This year’s walk committee was chaired by Brenda Perea. Committee members included Jim Joy, Marcia Mathys, Amy VanElzen, Richard Bartlett, Bob Peryea, Romeo Raabe, George Kubalek, Holly Hurda, Jan and Stan Lillich, Michelle Manders, Don and Sue Aerts, Teri Meyer, Terri Wagner, and Vicki Perron.  To join the 2012 planning committee, contact Beverly Bartlett  at the Alzheimer’s Association at 920-469-2110. 

This year’s top fundraising team was Team Hildebrand whose members raised over $13,000, followed by the Mahlik’s Motorsports Team, and the Woodside Oaks Team. The team with the most walkers was Woodside Oaks followed by Team Lorraine and the San Luis Medical and Rehab Center Team.  The top individual fundraiser was Michael Paul, followed by Mackenzie Kelly, and Lorrie Ryczek.  The Annual Spirit Award was presented to Holly Hurda from San Luis Medical and Rehab Center.

 

Hayward Walk

The Hayward Walk special Spirit Award was presented to WHSM.

An amazing group of people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Hayward area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 24th and raised money for programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.  This year’s top fundraising team was In Memory of Richard Snider Team from Hayward, and followed by Hoff’in Hottie’s from Brule. The top individual fundraiser was Angela Christopherson. A special Spirit Award was presented to Bobi Hopp from WHSM for all their support for the WALK and DJ’s Dock Annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser in February.

 

                                                                         Houston County Walk

Nearly 75 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Houston County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 17th  and raised more than $8,300 for programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s walk committee was chaired by Bonnie Laumb, Caledonia Lumber. Committee members included Valerie Heinz, Judy Munson and Rosie Paulson Valley View Healthcare & Rehab., and Kaitlin Thomas, Golden Living-La Crescent. 

This year’s top fundraising team was Bauer Family Team, members raised over $1,600, followed by the Forget Me Not’s (Valley View Healthcare) and Team Runingen. The team with the most walkers was Bauer Family followed by Forget Me Not’s and Team Runingen won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Joyce Narr followed by Rosie Paulson and Maria Felton. A special Spirit Award was presented to Judy & Tom Vix, owners of Cushion Peak Campground. The Vix’s have hosted the Houston County Walks for many years at their establishment.

La Crosse Walk

Walking through Riverside Park in La Crosse.

Honorary Chairs for the La Crosse walk-Walt & Kathy DeVoe

Over 300 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s La Crosse area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 17th and raised more than $24,000.  This year’s top fundraising team was BSJ Care Center “Forget Me Nots” followed by Brookdale Champions and Bethany Lutheran Homes.  The team with the most walkers was BSJ Care Center “Forget Me Nots” followed by Brookdale Champions and Bethany Lutheran Homes. The top individual fundraiser was Chris Hanson followed by Karen Neeb and Donna Hogan.  A special Spirit Award was presented to Jerry Anderson and the Coca Cola team.

Marshfield Walk

Congratulations to the Marshfield community and those who joined us in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. A record-breaking $15,000 was raised in the Marshfield community by dedicated volunteers who took steps to help us reach our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.  Donations are still being accepted!  If you wish to help make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, please donate today.
 
All of the walkers helped make a difference and we extend our heartfelt thanks for your participation. Special congratulations goes to the following:
              
The 2012 Marshfield Walk to End Alzheimer's committee:
Sara Reidel - Companion Day Services,  Rebecca.Huebner - Leu and Jody Hoffman – Golden Living Center Three Oaks, Jodi Wellman – Aspirus, Patrick Brayer and Mary Paul - community volunteers. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 715-393-3950 or contact volunteer chairperson Sara Reidel at Companion Day Services, 715-384-2115.
This year’s top fundraising team was Golden Living Center Three Oaks whose members raised over $4000, followed by the Re-Members and Neillsville Care and Rehab. Team. The team with the most walkers was Golden Living Center Three Oaks followed by Neillsville Care and Rehab and the Re-Members team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Tess Komar followed by Neall Komar and Pat Brayer. A special Spirit Award was presented to William Breu whose family came out in remembrance of William’s wife, Dorothy Blessings Breu, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. 

Thank you to all who made this amazing Walk possible and we extend our thanks for your continued support.

 

Medford Walk

Nearly 50 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Medford area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 10th and raised more than $9,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This year’s walk committee was chaired by Katie Fuchs of KSMS Our House Senior Living. Committee members included Ellen VanStydonk – Golden Living Centers, Mike Lindau- St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Sherry Meyer- Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Stina Denk- Care Partners Assisted Living and Wendy Draeger- Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 715-393-3950.

This year’s top fundraising team was Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation who raised over $6,700, followed by Team Marlene and KSMS Our House Senior Living. The team with the most walkers was Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center followed by team Marlene and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.   The top individual fundraiser was Joan Machon followed by Sandra Clarke and Cindy Beran. A special Spirit Award was presented to Team Marlene and family who were walking for their mom who is currently battling the disease.

 

New Richmond Walk

 

New Richmond Family Team pictured above.


 

Northwoods Walk

 

Top fundraising Team - Cumberland Heights/Grace Lodge Team

Northwoods Walk Ribbon Cutting at new location-Nicolet College in Rhinelander

This year over 175 walkers raised more than $33,000. for the Northwoods Walk.  The committee was chaired by Pat Richardson of Friendly Village and Taylor Park. Committee members included Jim Brust, Brust Consulting; Amy Gray and Nikki Reed, Milestone Senior Living; Marti Hall of Minocqua, Dianne Jacobson and Stephanie Schroeder, Oneida County Department on Aging; Maureen O’Melia, Grace Lodge; Ruth Raymond, Cumberland Heights; Geralyn Sweet, A la carte Care and Ellen VanStrydon, Golden Living.  To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 715-362-7779. 

This year’s top fundraising team was Cumberland Heights and Grace Lodge whose members raised over $5,750 followed by Taylor Park and Friendly Village who raised $4,913. The team with the most walkers was Taylor Park and Friendly Village followed by Cumberland Heights and Grace Lodge.  The top individual fundraiser was Jan Kriha followed by Neal Baudhuin.  A special Spirit Award was presented to Judy Lepak who spoke to the group about her family’s Alzheimer’s journey.

 

Phillips Walk

 

Walkers from the Phillips Walk and Janet Plyer, volunteer.

 

Rice Lake Walk

 Recognition Awards
 
Team with Most Walkers:
1st Place – Heritage Manor; 2nd Place – Our House; 3rd Place – Care Partners
 
Team Raising Most Dollars
1st Place – Heritage Manor; 2nd Place – Our House; 3rd Place – Care Partners
 
Individual Walker Recognition Awards
1st Place – Deb Jacobs; 2nd Place – Jacki Damaske; 3rd Place – Jan Halgelson
 
Spirit Award given to the Moose Lodge of Rice Lake

 

Stevens Point Walk

The Sky Club Team was presented with the Spirit Award.

Nearly 200 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Stevens Point area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 17th and raised more than $17,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Hosted this year by Central Wisconsin Senior Living and Harmony Living Center, this Walk is led be a community volunteer committee comprised of Sarah Agena-Wright, Adventure 212 Fitness, Stephanie LaPlant - Ministry Health Care, Jackie Zdroik, Life Enrichment Director - Oakridge Senior Living, Kelly Opiola and Lori Schuler - Central Wisconsin Senior Living, Mirayra Bell, Service Coordination Supervisor - Community Care of Central Wisconsin, Clair Goetsch - Players' Lounge, Laurie Coplien - Sylvan Crossings, Tiffany Firkus – UWSP graduate, Kelly Pliska, Susan Parry and Becky Hoffman - Tanglewood Assisted Living, Nancy Repinski, Whispering Pines / The Lodge at Whispering Pines, Netti Kizewski – Community volunteer,  Anna LaFriske – Stevens Point Care Center and Point Manor, Julie Mouw, Executive Director - Harmony Living Centers LLC, Amy Brock – Harmony Living Centers, LeeAnn Larson – Sylvan Crossings, Bev Wilson – Oakridge. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 715-393-3950 or contact any of the above committee members. 

This year’s top fundraising team was Central Wisconsin Senior Living, followed by Emeritus/Oakridge and the Memory Makers. The team with the most walkers was Emeritus/Oakridge followed by Central Wisconsin Senior Living and Sylvan Crossings won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Sara Agena-Wright followed by Anna LaFriske and Carrie Ligman. A special Spirit Award was presented to the Sky Club Team.

Superior Walk

Part of the Promise Garden at the Superior Walk

Lighthouse Team from the Superior Walk

 

Tomah Walk

Nearly 100 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Monroe County area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 13th and raised more than $8,700 for programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s walk committee was chaired by Krista Witt, Liberty Village of Tomah & Cranberry Court. Committee members included Jill Monroe – A Touch of Home, Laura Rumpel, Monroe County Senior Services, Lynn McCormick, Liberty Village of Tomah, Missy Sharp, Greenfield House, and Kathy Schmitz & Christine Vian, Morrow Memorial Home. To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 608.785.5011.

This year’s top fundraising team was Remembering Dad members raised over $1,700, followed by the Friends of Greenfield House and Cranberry Court. The team with the most walkers was Cranberry Court followed by Touch of Home and Greenfield House team won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Michael Murray followed by Missy Sharp and Kelly Schelusener. A special Spirit Award was presented to Kathy Schmitz & the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.

 

Viroqua Walk

 

Vernon County Fairgrounds where the walk was held

Entertainment by Bluegrass Band - Kickappo Survivors

Ribbon Cutting- Patty Shadof, Walk chairperson and MarideneOlson, Honorary Chair

The Viroqua Walk was held on May 24th and raised over $6,500.  Top team was Bethel Homes & Services, second place team was Patty's Pipers followed by Women's Alliance.  Individual raising most dollars was Patty Shadof.  Team with most walkers was Bethel Home & Services followed by Women's Alliance.  Thank you all for a successful Walk!

 

Waupaca Walk

 Nearly 100 people took steps in the first Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Waupaca area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 24th and raised more than $6,000 for local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

This year’s walk committee was chaired by Betty Stauffer of Bethany Home. Committee members included Teri Moe, Waupaca Senior Center – Susan Bahlman, Crystal River Nursing Home – Marilyn Herman, Waupaca County UW Extension – Pat Enright, Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services – Deb Brunner, Bethany Home – Vicki Johnson, Kindred Hearts -  Sue Wunderlich, Waupaca Senior Center - Helen Halverson, Waupaca Senior Center - and Hannah Gutho, Bethany Home.  To join the 2012 planning committee, contact Kathleen Albert at (920)-727-5541. 

This year’s top fundraising team was Tappa Trekkers whose members raised over $1,300 followed by the Queens of King and Team Heartwood.  The team with the most walkers was Team Heartwood followed by Off the Couch and Warren’s Walkers won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Marion Tappa followed by Denise Johnson followed by Susan Martinson. A special Spirit Award was presented to Bethany Home who rose to the occasion and took the ball and ran with it to help organize the first ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Waupaca area.

Wisconsin Rapids Walk

Wisconsin Rapids Walk - Arborview Court Team

 

Two Rivers Walk

Just under 200 people took steps in the Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s Two Rivers area Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 24th and raised more than $14,000 for programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This year’s walk committee was chaired by Judy Rank of the ADRC of Manitowoc County. Committee members included Lisa Behnke, Brenda Novak, Marge Zalewski, Kate Bieberitz, Vicky Johnson, Roselle Holschbach, Lu Ann Luckow, Crystal Casavant, Connie Thimmig, and Susan Meyer .To join the 2012 planning committee, phone the Alzheimer’s Association at 920-469-2110 or 1-800-272-3900.

This year’s top fundraising team was Northridge whose members raised over $1500, followed by the Lukas Family and the Lakeland Gems. The team with the most walkers was Home Care Health and Hospice, followed by Felician Village, and Harmony Home won third place.  The top individual fundraiser was Marie Jentsen followed by Lynn Seidl-Babcock and Kirsten Quam. A special Spirit Award was presented to a local woman currently fighting Alzheimers disease.

 

 

 


 


 

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