Memory Walk 2007 a Success
Thanks to all of you for making the first ever Walworth County Memory Walk such a huge success!! We had close to 400 walkers converge on Library Park last weekend (Saturday September 22nd) and do their part in raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. This money will go towards continued research for a cure and treatments, help in supporting families through their 24/7 helpline, care consultations, support groups and educational opportunities. Although we are still counting pledges – it looks as though we are on pace to eclipse $44,000. The Lake Geneva Jaycees team (10 participants) raised $2,475 ranking 3rd amongst 14 teams. What a fantastic show of support!! Thanks to all those who walked or pledged in lieu of walking. Thanks to Dave Broaden and Eric Earle for lending their support early on as team captains to organize the team and get everyone down their the day of the walk.
Thank you also to the Hot Dog Grill Gang (pictured with Wally Phillips of WGN Radio Fame) who singlehandedly grilled 400 hot dogs compliments of Stinebrinks Pick n Save (thanks Fatts and Moses for the generous donation of dogs, buns and chips!!). Great work by our fearless President Raymie Juchems and his Merry Men including Rob Twyning, Ryan Stelzer, Hoss Rehberg and Chad Bittner (did I miss anyone?) You guys did a fantastic job.
Thanks to Lake Geneva Chiropractic (Doc Buntrock) for donating the time for the massage therapist (Laura and Melissa) the day of the walk. Many walkers enjoyed a nice massage after the rigors of walking the 2.1 mile stretch down the lakeshore path. They did a great job!!
Thanks also to Dan Getzen (Guido) for being a part of the Memory Walk Committee and hustling the day of the walk to coordinate volunteers and place signs and everything else. Roostered guys can still get’er done when needed!!
Thanks again to all of you for your support and being part of the sponsorship for the event. The Lake Geneva Jaycees made a huge difference in making this first ever Memory Walk so successful. I’m grateful for your support.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that has and unfortunately will touch many more of our lives. With your help we can come together for Alzheimer’s care and research.