Thank you to our 2016 champions, teams, walkers, donors and sponsors! Registration is closed, but fundraising is still open!
All donations made through the end of the year will benefit the 2016 Walk.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care, and research!
We have raised
This year we honor Brian and Ann Reece, aka the Bike Elves.
In 2010, Brian was only 56 years old when his wife, Anne started to notice some of the early warning signs that would change her husband’s life forever.
Imagine looking into your spouse’s eyes and not remembering their name. Imagine driving home from work and realizing you are in an unfamiliar place because you got lost along the way. Imagine losing your ability to do the things you love, your hobbies, your passions, because you cannot remember how to. Maybe you know somebody with these struggles. Maybe you care for somebody with these struggles. Maybe you deal with these struggles.
When Brian Reece was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57, Anne Reece, loving wife of Brian, knew she could not back down. Despite the frustration and heart-ache that this disease brought to this couple, they thrive on delivering smiles to others. The Reece family fixes donated bikes to give to children who are not fortunate enough to have one. Four years later, 2,400 bikes and 2,400 smiles were delivered to children in our community.
“It is my hope to be an example to others,” says Brian, “encourage people to do something nice for others. It is my challenge for you to never give up.”
Let us all follow Brian’s lead by giving today. Please make a gift so other families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease can find hope and encouragement and feel comfortable in the community.
Your gift of $20 provides materials and information we provide for free to families who are lost and confused after being told their loved one has Alzheimer’s disease.
Your gift of $75 provides an hour long conciliation session with our programs and services specialist, Bonnie Nutt, which we provide to you for free.
Your gift of $100 provides our early stage Spry Society to experience free social activities with others of similar cognitive impairment.
You can mail your donation to:
2820 Walton Commons, Suite 132
Madison, WI 53718
OR visit www.alz.org/walk and type in your zip code. Click on the Janesville Walk link to donate to a specific team or donate to the event as a whole.
If Brian Reece, Alzheimer’s disease patient, can put a smile on others’ faces, please pay it forward to put a smile on his.