ALES FOR ALZHEIMER’S

Guests:  Sara Alvarado, Alvarado Real Estate Group; Amy Blackford, Respite Care Coordinator, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin; Gregg Potter, Ales for Alzheimer’s Planning Committee

Now billed as Madison’s largest Happy Hour – Ales for Alzheimer’s – is back for its 3rd year. On Thursday, October 25, at the Edgewater Hotel from 4:00 – 9:00 pm, the community is invited to come together for fun, conversation, food, drinks, a wine pull and more to benefit the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

This major fall event began three years ago when two Madison friends and colleagues in real estate, Lynn Holley and Sara Alvarado, began sharing stories with each other about their separate lives as caregivers to a husband and mother who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. They decided to invite some of their friends to come together for an informal happy hour to talk about the journey they were on. The reaction was an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues and gave birth to the first Ales for Alzheimer’s.

Both Lynn and Sara had turned to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin for support and help as caregivers. They decided to continue Ales for Alzheimer’s so the support they received from the ADAW could be sustained. The response has been explosive, setting the scene for the upcoming Ales for Alzheimer’s.

On this program, Sara Alvarado shares her personal journey as her mother’s Alzheimer’s has advanced. Joining her are Amy Blackford and Gregg Potter.

Tickets are $25, include food and serve as a raffle ticket. They can be purchased at First Weber Realtors, Lynn Holley Real Estate Group, Alvarado Real Estate Group, online at Eventbrite and on the Ales for Alz Facebook page. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.