Kaczorowskis diamond sponsors for fashion show

Show back for 10th year in September

Forget Me Not Fund Inc., a local nonprofit organization supporting Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia awareness and education, announced this week that Dean and Jeanne Kaczorowski of Thrivent Financial-Shawano will be the diamond sponsor for the 2018 Forget Me Not Fall Fashion Show.

The fashion show will be held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Menominee Casino Resort, N277 State Highway 47, Keshena. Tickets are $45 and are available through Eventbrite or at www.forgetmenotfund.org.

This is the 10th anniversary for the event, which helps to raise money for community education and initiatives that help to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia throughout the Wolf River region. The fashion show, started by the Wolf River Dementia Network in 2007, brings together supporters and allies for a night of food, fun, and fashion.

The Kaczorowskis have been actively involved with the Forget Me Not Fund and the fashion show for many years.

“Dean and I feel it’s our purpose to give back to our community, so we look for ways to do that in the things we’re passionate about,” Jeanne Kaczorowski said. “Being involved with the Alzheimer’s Association on a local level through the Forget Me Not Fund and the Wolf River Dementia Network, and the fact that Alzheimer’s Disease has affected my family, it was easy to make the decision to become this year’s diamond sponsor for the Forget Me Not Fall Fashion Show.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5.7 million people with Alzheimer’s Disease currently living in the United States. An estimated 16.1 million Americans provide 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias each year. Alzheimer’s can take a devastating toll on caregivers. Compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial, and physical difficulties.

Forget Me Not Fund strives to provide the needed support and education for these caregivers in Shawano and Oconto counties, as well as the Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee reservations.

To learn about Thrivent Financial-Shawano, visit http://connect.thrivent.com/shawano-area-team or call 715-526-4334.

For information on Forget Me Not Fund or the fashion show, visit www.forgetmenotfund.org.