- Over 5 Million Americans are living with the disease
- 15.4 million family and friends provide care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia
- Caregivers provide more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion
- If nothing is done to treat, find a cure or slow the progression the number of Americans living with the disease will triple by mid century with an estimated cost of $1.2 trillion, (in today’s dollars)
- For every $27,000 spent caring for those with Alzheimer’s, a mere $100 is spent on research
- Finding a way to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by five years would cut these number in half
The Alzheimer’s Association provides education and resources about Alzheimer’s Disease. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia, while enhancing care for those living with the disease. For more information click on the links below:
Registration/Donation Form and Cover Letter:
Date: August 9th, 2014
Place: Eagle Springs Golf Resort
Time: 8:30 A.M. Registration, 9:30 A.M. Shotgun start
Cost: $85.00 per golfer
Click the link below for the registration/ donor form
Tom Hlavacek, (seen here on the left at the inaugural Harrington Open) recently said this about The Harrington family, “The Harrington family has taken the tragedy that happened to Tim Harrington, and turned it into a force for good. Their efforts enable us to raise awareness, advance research, and make sure more people are connected to the help they need. They are heroes to us and to our mission.”
In June, 2013 he featured the Harrington’s in the E Newsletter of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin. Check out the link below:
Read the Harrington story here > and find out why fighting Alzheimer’s disease has become such a passion for
this Southeastern Wisconsin family.
Conceived by Tim Harrington jr., The Harrington Open ‘Golfing for a World without Alzheimer’s’ has one penultimate goal, to be active participants in ending Alzheimer’s disease. While raising funds and awareness, we decided, we will honor the beautifully lived life of Tim Harrington sr. – and have a great time doing it.
We honor Tim by hosting the event at his home away from home, Eagle Springs Golf Resort. Tim spent many a afternoon, morning and evening at Eagle excelling as an average golfer. After golfing he would hang out the clubhouse or invite friends over to the Harrington vacation rental, about 200 feet from the clubhouse.
Having a great time is not an issue. We are blessed with many great friends and supporters who return year after year making the event one of our highlights of the year.
To date, we have raised $51,822 for the Southeastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association.