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2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's-Antigo, WI

September 5, 2012

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Antigo, WI
Date: 9/8/2012; Registration 8 AM; Walk Program Begins 9:15 AM
Location: Johnson Electric Coil Co., 821 Watson St
Antigo, WI 54409

Coordinator: Amy Chick
Phone: 715.845.7440
Email: Amy.Chick@alz.org
September – World Alzheimer’s Month

Throughout September and October - Members of the Langlade County Tavern League are selling Forget Me Nots to benefit Alzheimer’s. Purchase one for $1.00 and display your message of hope.

Raffle tickets are also being sold prior to and the day of the walk. Contact any committee member to purchase tickets or phone the Alzheimer's Association at 715.845.7440. The winner will be drawn at the Walk.

Grand Prize: Fall Theme Quilt (Hand Dyed, Machined) - Donated by: The Cutting Edge (value $550)

2nd Prize: Sportsman’s Prize Package – Tubbs Snowshoes, Trolling Rods, J’s Archery Technohunt Certificate - Donated by: Jo & Bob Lomprey and J’s Archery (value $300)

3rd Prize: Sports Fan Prize Package – Baseball Bat, Wisconsin Woodchucks Prize Pack and Green Bay Packer Football- Donated by: Zelazoski Wood Products and Others (value $175)

4th Prize: Pair of Picnic Tables – One Adult 6ft and One Child 4ft - Donated by: Duane Ninnemann (value $100)

5th Prize: 1 Month Health/Fitness Membership and May Kay Gift Basket - Donated by: Langlade Hospital & Autumn Cole (value $80)

September 8th - Walk Day!

Registration begins at 8:00 am at Johnson Electric Coil Company. All those pre-registered will go to the pre-registration table. Those who have not registered online will need to complete a registration envelope or sign up online at that time. Walkers 18 and under who raise $35 or more and those over 18 who raise $100 or receive a Walk t-shirt. There will also be special recognition for Champions Members – those who raise $500 or more!

Additional raffle tickets will be sold on the day of the walk for the chance to win a flat screen TV (donated by Kindred – Eastview) , Original Packer artwork signed by a Green Bay Packers player (donated by Grace Knight), a certificate to Gold Miner’s or a basket from Buss-y Bodies Pro Salon and Spa. Tickets will be $5 each. Must be present to win.

Walk Ceremony begins at 9:15 am

New this year – Promise Garden! Each color has a different meaning:

•Blue- I have Alzheimer’s
•Yellow- I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
•Purple- I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s
•Orange- I support the cause and a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
Each walker will receive a flower and may write a message or tribute on the petals. The flowers will be left at the door as the walk begins. Walkers will return to find their flower in the Promise Garden. All flowers may be taken home by the walker.

Walk begins at the conclusion of the ceremony – Thank you to the Boettcher family for being this year’s ribbon cutters!

Walkers return to Johnson Electric Coil for awards including Corporate Team raising the most dollars, Family Team raising the most dollars, Team with most Walkers, Individual raising the most dollars and Spirit Award. Team Captains will be recognized and should be prepared to come up front when his/her name is called. We will also be recognizing members of our Champions Club – those walkers who raise over $500.00!

There will be free food and refreshments available as well!

After the Walk

Walkers should finalize their contributions and make sure to contact their employers for matching gift opportunities! Walk dollars can be recorded through December 31! Please contact Amy Chick, Outreach Specialist, if you would like to plan a fall special fundraiser like a chili feed, spaghetti dinner or like event - amy.chick@alz.org. Money from any fall special events can still be counted towards the 2012 Antigo Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

September 21 – Alzheimer’s Action Day – Remember to wear purple!

Special thanks to these volunteer committee members who make it all happen!

Carrie Zelazoski, Mary Jo Ninnemann and Mike Riemer - Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab - Eastview, Jenny Renfro - Rosalia Gardens, Kerri Matz - Langlade Adult Day Services and Jo Lomprey

To help plan next year’s Walk, contact Amy Chick, amy.chick@alz.org or 715.845.7440.

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