Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 28 in Kohler

Join hundreds of community members for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 28 at Sports Core in Kohler. Over 550 people from Sheboygan County are expected to participate in this year’s event. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. State Senator, Joe Leibham is the Honorary Chairperson. The Opening Ceremony will include a Promise Garden dedication. Walk festivities open at 8:30 a.m. with music by Mr. Sound FX, Oostburg Dance Team, Kohler Drum Line, a family fun area, Silent Auction items including Bucks and Packer tickets and a 50-50 raffle. Anytime Fitness will lead the Warm Ups. Food and refreshments will be offered compliments of Old Wisconsin, Watson Vending & Food Service, McDonald’s, Sargento and others.

In 2012, over $66,000 was raised by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sheboygan County to help individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their families access support and services, including the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline, support groups, research, education and training.

How to Register

Participants can register, support another walker and get information online at www.act.alz.org/sheboygan. For a brochure, please call 800-272-3900. Registration can also be done the day of the walk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Walk will commence at 10:00 a.m.

Sheboygan County

Leadership

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sheboygan County is being chaired by Connie Thimmig, Director of Community Relations at Azura Memory Care, Wendy Limberg, Geriatric Care Manager at Embrace Care Management and Don Seymour, community volunteer. “As Chairs, each of us has been impacted by the disease differently but we share some all too familiar ground. The Walk is an opportunity for us to make a difference and help find a cure to End Alzheimer’s. It is our way of fighting back. We urge you to join us Sheboygan County,” stated Thimmig. “We can’t win without your support.” This event is also supported by a committee of community leaders along with staff from the Alzheimer’s Association.

About Walk to

End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This 2.4 mile Walk begins at the Sports Core in Kohler.

Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Champions include people living with the disease, friends, families, neighbors, caregivers, and business and community leaders, all getting involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Sponsors

The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin thanks the numerous volunteers and sponsors of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, including The Cordon

Family Foundation, Pro- Health Care, Brookdale Senior Living, and the family of Virginia A. Meyer. Platinum media partners include 96.5 WKLH and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sheboygan County is being presented locally by media partners 91.3 FM WSTM and 1420 AM The Breeze.

About the Alzheimer’s

Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and local services in Southeastern Wisconsin, visit www.alz.org/ sewi or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800- 272-3900.


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