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JUNE 2012
The Compassion To Care, The Leadership To Conquer

The Alzheimer's journey is a long one, with many twists and turns. The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter has been here as a strong, passionate, and committed resource for over 25 years and with your support we intend to stay committed until the vision of a world without Alzheimer's is attained.


TREASURE Captivates Artsy Crowd - Auction Raises $47,000  


First Annual Art Event Yields Trove of Talent and Generosity
Jim Prugh, Tom Hlavacek,
and Frank Gimbel


June 5 was a spectacular evening in theThird Ward!  

Treasure - the Alzheimer's Association's first annual fundraising event to benefit Memories in the Making (MIM) - was a SMASH, drawing the attendance of over 200 art collectors, business movers and shakers, and artists. When the evening was over, the Treasure chest had been filled with $47,000 to fund MIM, the signature art program of the Alzheimer's Association.
Very special thanks to Cuvee for donating our gracious accomodations and to our Chefs de Cuisine and specialty vendors for their incredible donations of small plates and libations - Alterra Coffee, Burke Candy, Cafe La Scala, La Merenda, Milwaukee Sail Loft, Ryan Braun's Graffito, Sprecher Brewing Company, and West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe.



Anne Gimbel
We also want to applaud and thank Alzheimer's Champions Frank and Anne Gimbel for hosting the event, motivating the crowd, and sharing their personal Alzheimer's story with Treasure guests.    

Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors:


Impressionist - $5,000
Martin Schreiber and Associates
RW Baird, Inc











Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~        
Grandma Patty Holmes and Sarah Molepske
Sarah Molepske, a graduating senior at Kohler High School, is a shining example of a young person who is eager to fight Alzheimer's and raise awareness among her peers about this devastating disease.  
Click here to learn how Sarah turned the Kohler schools Purple, and how a Golden project has made a positive difference in her grandma's life. 




 (photo courtesy Sheboygan Press)




Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Court of Appeals
Decision In Helen EF Case 

May 18 was an historic day in the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Helen EF case, and affirmed the Appeals Court ruling that found that Helen was not a proper subject for treatment under Chapter 51 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  The implication is that all individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and no co-occurring diagnosis of another mental illness, cannot be involuntarily committed or treated under Chapter 51, and that Chapter 55 is the appropriate avenue to utilize. 


The Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin was a party to an amicus brief filed by the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups that essentially asked the Supreme Court to make this decision. Justices Abrahamson and Bradley issued concurring opinions stating that the State Legislature needs to revisit these statutes, with a specific focus on their implications for people with Alzheimer's disease and related incurable dementias.  We are very grateful that the Legislature has agreed to appoint a Legislative Council Study Committee on this exact issue, which we initially requested through the offices of State Representative Sandy Pasch.


Read the Supreme Court decision in its entirety.



Yard Signs, Posters and Brochures 
Available Starting Mid-June!


Everything you need to publicize the efforts of your Walk team will be available SOON!  If you'd like yard signs, posters, or brochures please email

The subject line of the email should read:

Material Request: Walworth (or name of other Walk event).  


 Register Now For The Walk In Your Community


We rely on the power and strength of our registered Walk Teams to build the momentum for every community walk.  So don't wait... register your friends, business, or family team today! 

Sign up on our Walk website.   Every walker who raises $100 in pledges is entitled to a collector's edition "Walk to End Alzheimer's" official t-shirt. Visit our walk website or call 414-479-8800 for more information on all 7 Southeastern Wisconsin Walks and to register YOUR TEAM!


Walk Banner


Thanks to Our  Dynamite Walk Sponsors


Our sponsors ROCK and we'd like to give a big shout-out to our Major Supporters that have so generously donated at premium levels including: 






Sponsorships are still available -  click here to see a full menu of sponsorship opportunities! Or contact Sara Graves at 414-479-8800 or




Programs Available For Individuals Experiencing

Early Stages of Alzheimer's Early StageDisease




Living with Alzheimer's Disease is an education program designed for those with early stage Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This is a three-part program where you will hear from others who have been where you are. We discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.


If you are interested in attending this program in your area please go to our website

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.





Individuals who have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend special support groups designed to meet their needs. Family care partners may accompany them as well for the first part of the meeting, and then each group holds their own separate session for approximately one hour. We have five different support groups with sessions held in Dodge, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Washington County. Find out more on our website

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information.




The Alzheimer's Association Early-Stage Peer to Peer Outreach Program is a brand new and unique service designed to connect newly diagnosed individuals with others living in the early-stage of dementia. Via telephone, volunteers will answer questions, share their perspectives and experiences, and provide information about Alzheimer's Association programs and services. If you would like more information about this program please contact Wendy Betley at 800.272.3900 or e-mail







Tailgate Lunch to END ALZHEIMER'S - Wed. July 18Tailgate


Cookout Proceeds to Benefit

Walk to End Alzheimer's



The Fair Park Friends Walk Team invites you to attend their tailgate lunch on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, rain or shine, in the Fair Park Business Center parking lot - 620 S. 76th Street in Milwaukee (enter northeast parking lot at 74th and Main).


For just $5, you'll get your choice of a Brat or Hot Dog, along with all the fixin's including sauteed onions, relish, ketchup, mustard, chips, cookie, and bottled water or soda.  Additional brats or dogs can be added for just $3 extra.


Pre-Order your lunch today - contact Deborah at 414-479-8800 or  (we'd appreciate pre-orders so we know how much food to prepare)


Special thanks to our vendors who have made some very generous product donations - Klement's Sausage, Woodman's Foods, and Pick 'n Save on 84th & Bluemound. 


It's a 5 Buck Tailgate Lunch!  Bring your friends and co-workers!



Educators Credit Union and their Members
Educator's Credit Union
Lauren Cuccio, Educators Credit Union and Tom Hlavacek, Alzheimer's Association
Make $2000 Contribution to
Alzheimer's Association 



During the month of May, Educators Credit Union and their members conducted a web-based fundraising campaign to support several senior assistance programs in Southeastern Wisconsin.  The Alzheimer's Association is most honored to be the recipient of a $2000 contribution from that campaign.
Educators Credit Union is a closed charter credit union, serving the financial needs of anyone who has attended school in Southeastern Wisconsin in addition to education, healthcare and government related employees and their families. The financial institution services Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties with 17 convenient locations.
Thank You Educators Credit Union and Members for your support of individuals in Southeastern Wisconsin who are living with Alzheimer's and their families! 



Save These Dates!Fashion Show 


Saturday, June 16

A Fashion Show, to benefit Alzheimer's Awareness will be held at the
Grand Avenue Mall, 161 West Wisconsin Ave, on the 2nd level of the
Plankinton Building.  Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.

The show is a collaboration of several modeling agencies, designers, and artistic organizations. Featured designers include Carol Alexander and Heather Pierce.  There will be hors d'oeuvres, along with music by BLAX.  There will also be a raffle for a makeover by Capricio Salon!



Saturday, July 21 Motorcycle ride


Alzheimer's Riding for the Memory, kicks off at 2:00 pm at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation, 677 E. State Street in Burlington. Registration begins at 1:00pm. Rider fee is $20, and passenger fee is $10.  Riders bringing in pledges of $100 or more ride free. The ride is sponsored by the Burlington Lions Club and features a post-ride street fair with music, food, drink, raffles and prizes.  Access the ride flyer here.






Get Your Golf Game On!Golf Tournament


Saturday, August 4


3rd Annual Harrington Open

"Golfing for a World Without Alzheimer's"


Join the Harrington Family at their third annual tournament to raise funds to END ALZ!   Here are the details:


9:30 A.M. Shotgun Start

Eagle Springs Golf Resort, W352 S10355 Tuohy Rd, Eagle

Cost: $80.00 per golfer

18 Hole Scramble Format - Cart - Lunch - Raffle - Prizes

$10,000.00 Hole in One


Please RSVP by July 24th

To place your reservation by phone please call:

Tim Harrington: (414) 430-0623

Eagle Springs: PH (262) 594-2462 


Download a registration form and learn about sponsorship opportunities here. 


Sunday, August 5


2nd Annual Don Zimmerman Fundraiser & Golf Tournament Benefitting the Alzheimer's Association

Join us for A Round to Remember!

Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 Hwy 167 West, Richfield

8:30 am Shotgun Start
$80 per person

Register online at or call the Pro Shop at 262-628-0200
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2012

View sponsorship opportunties here.





A Positive And Strategic Way to Bequeath Retirement AssetsRetirement Assets


A gift of your retirement assets - IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan - is an excellent way to make a charitable gift. If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. Please consider making a gift and help further the Alzheimer's mission.


Give Your Retirement Assets in Your Will


Did you know that 50%-60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to the Alzheimer's Association.  As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.


How to transfer your retirement assets

Your retirement assets may be transferred to us by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian. If you designate our organization as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift. Contact MaryAnn Vance at 414-479-8800 or for more information.

Education, Programs, and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. To view our education calendar which features a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here. For a listing of caregiver support groups, click here.

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