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Purple Gala: Tap for a Cure
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Thursday, May 31, 2018 
5:30 pm  - 10:00 pm
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI
400 W College Ave, Appleton, WI

Show the world that you're committed to the fight against Alzheimer's!
Alzheimer's Association chapters across the country have been holding Purple Galas for years, so we are thrilled to bring the event to our chapter's region.

The Guided Dinner Adventure -
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Tap for a Cure, Main Lobby
6:30 pm - Guided Dinner Adventure, Kimberly Clark Ballroom

This special part of the event reserved for a select group of our most committed supporters. This ticket includes admission to the Tap for a Cure event, followed by:

  • Glass of champagne upon entry
  • Multi-course gourmet dinner courtesy of Heirloom Kitchen. Each course will be paired with a unique craft beer. Click here to see the dinner menu!
  • Dinner adventure guided by local media personality Stacy Engebretson
  • Live music
  • Exclusive live auction
  • Complementary Valet Parking

*Dress Code: "Purple" Tie (Cocktail Attire)

To purchase a table ($1,500) or individual seat ($125) - Click Here!

Tap for a Cure - $35 - Click to register!
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Main Lobby

  • Craft beer tasting featuring tempting concoctions from local breweries
  • Appetizers specially prepared by celebrity chef Jyll Everman (Executive Chef at Gather on Broadway and former Food Network star)
  • Raffles

*Dress Code: Elegantly casual

To learn more or to become a sponsor, contact Autumn Grimm at or 920.260.4877

2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
US Venture

Sterling Sponsor
Neuroscience Group

Table Sponsor
Community First 
Futurity First Insurance Group
Hooper Law Office
Laurie Schill
Oak Park Place
Walt Zerrenner


In Kind 
Heirloom Kitchen
Hooper Law
Jyll Everman (Executive Chef, Gather on Broadway)

Media Partners


2018 Purple Gala Planning Committee

Karmin Boedecker
Kim Patterson, Brookdale Senior Living
Leon Knitt
Lisah Vander Heiden, Hooper Law Office
Nicole Gosz, Rooted Marketing
Oliver Zornow, The Building for Kids Children's Museum
Sarah Ives, Neuroscience Group
Sarah Kons, Hooper Law Office
Sarah Montonati, Children's Hospital
Valerie Kailhofer, Hooper Law Office
Walt Zerrenner, Alzheimer's Association Board
Kristen Marshall, Oak Park Place



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.