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JULY, 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.


Walk to End Alzheimer's Officially Kicks-Off in July 


Cheer Us On as We Rally the Walkers

at These Community Events!


  • Waukesha - July 20 & 27, August 3 & 10 - 6:15-8:30pm | Freeman Friday Night Live, Streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha, Live Music, Shops, Restaurants
  • SheboyganFriday, July 20 - 10am - 6pm | Brat Fry &  Bake Sale -  Festival Foods, 595 S. Taylor Drive,  Sheboygan 
  • Milwaukee - Monday, July 23 - 5 - 8pm  | West Allis National Night Out, West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 National Avenue, West Allis  
  • Kenosha/Racine - Tuesday, July 24 - 4-6pm | Walk Kick-Off, Tri-City National Bank, 5901 Washington Road, Kenosha 
  • Walworth County-   Tuesday, July 24 - 4-6:30pm | Walworth County Kick-Off, Highlands of Geneva Crossing, 721 S. Curtis Street, Lake Geneva
  • Washington County -   Wednesday, July 25,  West Bend Day of Action
  • Sheboygan -   Friday, July 27 - 10am - 6pm | Brat Fry & Bake Sale -  Piggly Wiggly, 1411 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth  

Sign up for the Walk, register your team, pick up yard signs and brochures, and network with other Walkers at all these locations.  Food available for purchase at select events.    


Walk Banner


If you're not able to attend one of our kick-off's, we've still got you covered!  Everything you need to publicize the efforts of your Walk team including yard signs, posters, or brochures is available now.  Just email
The subject line of the email should read: Material Request: Milwaukee (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!




Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
St. Anthony's Memory Makers
St. Anthony's Memory Makers 2011 Team
with Betty Solum (seated right)
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~           
Betty Solum of Kenosha has gone the distance in the Walk to End Alzheimer's every year since 2004 - except for one.  That was the year her presence was needed at a family wedding out of town.
Once again this year, Betty, who just turned 83, will recruit and organize her team, St, Anthony's Memory Makers, and walk the entire route at UW-Parkside. Click here to find out more about this amazing woman whose team has raised an impressive total of $22, 587.00 over the last eight years.
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Follow breaking Alzheimer's disease news at AAIC


The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's premiere forum for reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  As a part of the Association's research program, AAIC serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about Alzheimer's and fostering a vital, collegial research community. 


The 2012 conference will be held this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is expected to attract scientists, researchers, and students from all over the globe. 


As the world's largest gathering of Alzheimer's disease researchers, AAIC:

  • Brings together thousands of leaders from all over the world;
  • Generates thousands of abstract submissions and scientific sessions; and
  • Ultimately reaches millions of people with Alzheimer's research discoveries through print, radio and television news coverage.


To follow breaking news released at AAIC, visit July 14-19.



Alz. & Dementia Caregiver Center  


New Online Caregiver Center 


A Fabulous Resource for Caregivers Facing Special Challenges


As part of our ongoing commitment to provide caregivers with information and support, the Alzheimer's Association has launched a new online Caregiver Center. This resource brings our caregiving information and tools together into one easy-to-navigate site featuring new and expanded information on early-, late- and middle-stage caregiving and other topics including driving and dementia. 


Get a complete overview of the new caregiver center here.


Not a Caregiver... but have questions about Alzheimer's disease, how Alzheimer's affects the brain, and the 10 warning signs that can be tip-offs to non-age related memory loss?  Click here.


And of course, if you have questions or need our help day or night, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900






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


Party with Us in Our Parking Lot!


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 (northwest corner parking lot off 76th Street)


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, Pick 'n Save on 84th & Bluemound, National Baking Company, Inc., Rupena's Fine Foods and Sam's Club. 


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


Gilles Frozen Custard Names Alzheimer's  Association 
Gilles Logo
"Charity of the Month" for July
Let's Lick Alzheimer's The Fun Way! 


What's your favorite?  Chocolate, Vanilla, Turtle Sundae?  Or is a Big Daddy Burger with onion rings more your speed?  Either way - pop on over to Gilles Frozen Custard, 75th & Bluemound, in Milwaukee during the month of July and help our cause! Gilles owner Tom Linscott has chosen the Alzheimer's Association to be the recipient of their charitable efforts during a prime custard-eating month - hot, steamy July.  Look for special collection cannisters at the Stand, plus promotion on the Gilles website.  Here's the 
flavor of the day calendar for the month of July.
Frozen Custard..... You Know You Want Some!!  Get on over to Gilles during July and let Tom know we appreciate his efforts to support individuals in Southeastern Wisconsin who are living with Alzheimer's.


Sara Graves accepts a $1900 check from Bob Groninger and the Bankers Life and Casualty crew
Bankers Life and Casualty Company Scores 
a $1900 Home Run with Forget-Me-Not Days
For more than ten years, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has hosted "Forget-Me-Not Days" in communities nationwide to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.  Once again, our friends at the Germantown Branch donned the familiar green aprons and handed out forget-me-not seeds in front of the Pick-N-Save in Germantown. The event, which was held on May 18 and 19 raised $1900 for the cause!  Nearly 20 volunteers from the branch participated in the event.  The staff also raised money through a workplace blue jean day. 
Many thanks to Bob Groninger, sales representative, who spearheaded the project, the entire staff from the Germantown branch including Steve Klein, Barbara Opferman, Jessica Geiszler, Melinda Creekmore, Chris Lampien, Tom Hample, Cindy Apel,  Bob Jakubiac,  Jeremy Ruwoldt, Denny Mueller and Brad Troah, and Judy Gunkel of the Alzheimer's Association for volunteering.
Last year, Bankers Life and Casualty contributed $350,000 to the Alzheimer's Association through the participation of more than 200 branch offices nationwide.   Great Job Bankers Life and Casualty - Thank You for your efforts! 



Ride For The Memory Raises $2518Ride for the Memory
Many Thanks to Judy Robinson and the crew at Jim Henry's Oval Bar in West Allis for organizing a very successful poker run in May to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. 
Riders enjoyed a scenic route with stops to Holy Hill and back, along with refreshments, raffles and prizes.  At the end of the day, Judy, and the friends and staff at Jim Henry's Oval Bar had raised an amazing $2518 for Alzheimer's research.
Way to Go Riders!
Save The Date!


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, July 14


6th Annual C.A.R.E. Golf Outing


Kettle Moraine Golf Course

W365 S4299 Highway 67



Enjoy a complete program of special events including 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, morning coffee and snacks, lunch and reception, beverage tickets, raffles and contests - all for $85 per player!


Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.


For more information, access the flyer located here.



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 flyer here.





Mardi Gras 2013Alz Mardi Gras Gala 2011 - Help Us Amass The Stash!



The Alzheimer's Association is looking for volunteers interested in helping with auction item acquisition for our 2013 Mardi Gras Gala. Volunteers should feel comfortable calling or visiting businesses and asking for donations. If you are interested please join us for our first committee meeting on Thursday, July 19th at 4:30 p.m. at our office.


For more information please contact Christina Taddy, Development Coordinator at


Alzheimer's Association Announces Innovative Research PartnershiprGenome Researchured


On July 2nd, the Alzheimer's Association, Brin Wojcicki Foundation and Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) announced an innovative new partnership and potentially groundbreaking research project. New research funding from the Association and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation will enable scientists to obtain whole genome sequences on the largest cohort of individuals with a single disease - more than 800 people enrolled in ADNI.
This visionary new partnership marks the first, pioneering, "Big Data" project for Alzheimer's disease. This new initiative will rapidly create an unprecedented tool for researchers to create a world without Alzheimer's.  Scientific leaders directing this project emphasize the potentially groundbreaking importance of ability to match existing data from ADNI about markers and risk factors for Alzheimer's with newly-generated gene sequence data.  The new data may enable scientists to better understand how our genes cause, and are affected by, changes in the brain and body that are associated with Alzheimer's. 
Read more about this project in Bloomberg News.

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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