Alzheimer walk tops $68,500 as donations keep coming in

Sheboygan County residents pulled out all the stops Saturday, Sept. 27, as more than 735 participants turned out for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Sports Core in Kohler.

The Walk, 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, has already exceeded the $68,527 mark and will keep growing over the next few months as donations continue to roll in

Over the last nine years, the Sheboygan County Walk has raised over $532,000 to provide care and support for local individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their families, and advance critical research.

“On behalf of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Wendy, Don and I would like to thank everyone in Sheboygan County for doing an outstanding job raising funds that will help the Alzheimer’s Association fund research and provide care and support services to more than 2362 local people and families living with this disease,” said Connie Thimmig, Walk Co-Chair.

“We can’t thank everyone enough for this outstanding community effort,” said Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Everyone, from our sponsors to our many walk teams and individual walkers, to our volunteers helped make this day a tremendous success.”

Donations can still be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and should be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter at 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee 53214. Please designate contribu tions to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sheboygan County Walk. Donations can also be made online through Dec. 31 at sewi.

During the entire month of October, Sheboygan County Budget Auto, Van Horn Hyundai Mazda, Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and Van Horn Chevrolet will donate $10 to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for every individual who mentions the Alzheimer’s Association or wears a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt to the dealership and takes a test drive. This offer is limited to one test drive per person and is only available to individuals 18 years and older, who possess a valid driver’s license.

The money raised in Sheboygan County is used to fund research and services including support groups, information and referral services, care consultations and a 24/7 Helpline – 800.272.3900.

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