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Take a look at the Alzheimer's Association South Central Wisconsin Chapter's annual summer newsletter.


Partnership between Alzheimer's Association and Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's events in Wisconsin have partnered with the Wisconsin Music & Memory Program, which uses iPods to bring personalized music expereicnes to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementis. Participating nursing homes have been encouraged to contribute to the Walk to End Azheimer's, and the Alzheimer's Association will welcome donations of iPods for the Music & Memory Program at participating Walk sites. For more information, contact Kari Paterson at 608.203.8500 or kpaterson@alz.org.


Ahman Green joins the fight against Alzheimer's disease


The fight against Alzheimer's disease is getting help from a familiar face. Our colleagues int he Greater Wisconsin Chapter are paving the way to a new level of concern and awareness about this disease with a new partnership formed with Ahman Green, Packers Hall of Fame running back.


Ahman Green has joined the Alzheimer's Association as an awareness spokesperson. Ahman has become involved in fighting the disease since his mother was diagnosed with it. He says keeping Alzheimer's patients active is key to helping them fight the condition.

“Now I have a flagship to help out. ... I have been a champion a few times in my life ... and to now be a champion to help out people, that was the whole goal of my foundation. Now I have a point of focus,” said Ahman.

As spokesman for the Greater Wisconsin Chapter, Green said he wants the majority of money raised at events to go toward research to help families touched by Alzheimer’s.

“In the business and marketing world, the first day in meetings is what can we do to grab attention to sell this product,” Green said. “So the product is Alzheimer’s and support for it. You’ve got to have something to grab people’s attention, and I’m that attention-grabber.”

Thank you for using your voice to help us find a world without Alzheimer’s disease! Ahman doe not need to be alone in this battle. To learn more how you can partner with the South Central Wisconsin Chapter, contact Kari Paterson at kpaterson@alz.org or 608.203.8500.


Past Events


Chi Sigma Tau National Fraternity Inc has selected to partner with the Alzheimer's Association as its national philanthropy. Starting the relationship off with volunteering at Walk to End Alzheimer's, the brothers recognize the importance of raising concern for Alzheimer's disease among their student groups. A Date to Remember recently raised over $1,000 to support local outreach and educational activities and research for Alzheimer's. Thank you - we look forward to working together to end Alzheimer's!

Memory Tree Lighting and Candlelight Vigil for Alzheimer’s: Thank you to the families and friends of Azura for recent Memory Tree vigils held in November. Together you helped to raise over $300 to help fund local education and awareness programs in Rock County.

 


 

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.