Local Champions Campaign
A Champion is someone who lends their image, talent and time to serve as a leader in educating the public about Alzheimer’s disease. Our local Champions campaign, launched in January of 2009, has the active involvement of well-known personalities who are interested in furthering the cause and helping us to increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, a main component of our mission.
Meet our local Champions in this color collage!
Nationally, the Champions program was launched with well known people such as David Hyde Pierce, and most recently Terrell Owens, Penny Marshall, Wayne Brady, the group Emerson Drive, Anna Wilson, Terry Moran and many others.
The campaign itself challenges over five million Americans to become a Champion – one for every person in the United States living with the disease – to fight against Alzheimer’s. A Champion is someone who will OPEN their hearts and minds to learn the facts about Alzheimer’s and help with public education, VOICE their support by becoming an advocate to increase public awareness about the disease, MOVE the Alzheimer’s mission forward by becoming involved as a volunteer, and get into the ACT, by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The local Champions campaign includes a portrait and video featuring local celebrities such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Governor Scott Walker, VP of Public Affairs for We Energies Thelma Sias, owners of On the Marc Restaurants: Marta and Marc Bianchini, actor and producer Mark Metcalf, Brewers public address announcer Robb Edwards, Five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair Cruikshank, attorney Frank Gimbel, CBS-58 Chief Meteorologist Mark McGinnis, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Maria Monreal-Cameron, and publisher Linda Jackson-Cocroft.
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Thank you to everyone involved with this campaign, including Saturn Lounge, RDImage, Watts Communications, and WISN-TV Channel 12.