2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic – A Day to Remember

dsc_2493The 2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic was a day to remember.  Thirty-one (31) golfers came together for a fun-filled day of golf, friendship, and community.  However, it may be most memorable as it was the hottest September 19th in the history of Houston!   Special thanks to all who braved the heat and came out to play.  It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic:

  • 1st Place: Todd Ziegler, Rick Gibson & Gary Morris
  • 2nd Place: John Katzmarek, Rick Walsh, Jim Rutan & John Storm
  • 3rd Place: Andy Bradley, Woody Nay, Scott Washburn & Royce Molitor

Contest winners included:

  • Closest to the Hole: Royce Molitor and Deb Snyder
  • Longest Drive: Scott Sutherland and Diane McDonald
  • Best Dressed:  Patricia Bazely

In addition to the golfers listed above, heartfelt gratitude to those that played in the tournament:  O.C. Castillo, Gary Dean, Sharon Dott, Warren Emerson, Mitch Fralick, Veronica Gomez, Carol Greenburg, Andy Hoggatt, Eva Lee, Kay Metcalf, Beverly Poole, Bill Schmid, Trish Schmid, Todd Wagoner, Martha Watson, and Rock Wilkinson.

Laura Sutherland, Founder & Executive Director of the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care, unveiled drawings for a mobile bus that will enable the Gayle Wells Foundation to take programs, services, and education into the community. Todd Wagoner, Geriatric Social Worker with Touchpoint Health Aging Transition Services (Noblesville, IN) offered a clinician’s perspective on the positive impact these mobile services can have on both individuals and families experiencing early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia in general. Equally, Todd shared how this can create opportunities to partner with agencies and practices in the Houston area.  Scott Sutherland, Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministries, Grace Church (Noblesville, IN) closed by reiterating that this vision can be possible when we form together as a community.  We were surrounded by a wonderful community at this event and we are grateful for the support and encouragement as we move forward with this exciting initiative!

The 2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donors:  AIM Custom Media, Pat Anderson, April & Andy Bradley, Belmont Village of West University, Fila-Mar Energy Services, Fine Promotions, Freeman, Nicole Goldman, Paige Goodwin, Greenway Animal Clinic, Patti Hanson, Sheilah Hart, Andy & Tammy Hoggatt, Stewart Jacobson, Dawn & Jimmy Jamail, Dot Lovett, Melinda Matson, Kay Metcalf, National Business Education Association, Jim Phillips, Reibenstein & Associates, Ginny Richerson, Trish & Bill Schmid, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Lucy Simonton, Dawn Eckerty-Spencer, Kaye Stripling, Scott & Emily Sutherland, Janet Treichel, Scott Washburn & Keller Williams Realty, Shelley Washburn, Ann Webb, and Paul & Sandy Wells.

Special thanks goes to those that assisted with on-site management of the event:  April & Andy Bradley, Andy & Tammy Hoggatt, Nancy Kaney, Melinda Matson, Scott & Emily Sutherland, Jan Treichel, Todd & Wendy Wagoner, and Todd Wagner, Giselle Arton and the team at Hearthstone Country Club.

 

2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic

Golf BallJoin us on Monday, September 19, for the 2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic.  The event will be held at Hearthstone Country Club in Houston.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and support the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care.  Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the fundraising goal for the mobile bus, which will allow the Gayle Wells Foundation to take education, awareness, programs, and support into the community and work directly with those living with memory conditions, as well as their caregivers and families.

Registration for golfers begins at 11:00 a.m. The range will be open and box lunches will be served.  The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.  At the conclusion of the tournament, the awards ceremony will take place, followed by dinner, a silent auction, and raffle.

You can still be part of this event, even if you don’t play golf or live in the Houston area.  Sponsorship opportunities include:  Hole-In-One Sponsor ($500); Beverage Cart Sponsor ($300); Contest Sponsorship ($250); Hole Sponsorship ($100), and the Honor Green($50).  The Honor Green is to pay tribute and recognize loved ones that are living with a memory condition or who have passed away from a memory condition.  Complete details on sponsorships, as well as the tournament, are available through the online registration link, as well as the brochure, which are available below.

Online Registration & Sponsorships 

Brochure_2nd Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic  – If you wish to pay by check for your golf team, please print the brochure and mail back to the address listed.

Hole Sponsorship & Honor Green Form – If you wish to pay by check for your sponsorship or Honor Green sign, you can complete this form and mail back to the address listed.

For golfers, please direct questions to Andy Bradley (a2bradley@comcast.net or 713-858-4153).  For all other inquiries, please contact Laura Sutherland (laura@gaylewells.org or 832-470-9526).  We thank you for your support of this event!

Join Us and Learn About the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care

Get acquainted with the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care!  Alzheimer’s disease is often thought to only impact older adults however, early onset Alzheimer’s disease impacts people under the age of 65, with symptoms beginning in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Join us at one of the following locations to learn about our non-profit organization that is focused on providing programs, education, resources, and training for everyone impacted by early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  **Light food and beverage will be provided at each event.

Saturday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Montrose Center
401 Branard (Room 114)

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant
19820 Northwest Freeway

Thursday May 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant
21875 Katy Freeway

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Guad (Texas Chef-Mex)
2925 Southwest Freeway (Between Buffalo Speedway & Kirby)

1st Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic

Heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone involved with the 1st Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic that was held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Hearthstone Country Club.   Thirty-two (32) golfers participated in the inaugural event of the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care.

After demonstrating their amazing driving, putting, and chipping skills on the golf course, golfers were joined by others who attended the dinner & silent auction portion of the event.  Scott Sutherland, emcee of the event, was joined by Andy Bradley in presenting the awards for the tournament.  It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 1st Annual Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic: [Read more…]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Katy, TX

Gayle Wells FoundationJoin us on September 13 at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Katy.

We walk for those individuals that are living with this disease and we walk for those who have lost their life to Alzheimer’s disease. Our main goal for this walk is to honor Gayle and bring awareness to the Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care.

Register to join us for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and/or donate to help us end Alzheimer’s: 

Gayle Wells Walk Page

September 14 marks the 3rd anniversary of Gayle’s death, so please join us as we honor Gayle and all of those impacted by this terrible disease.

Save the Date 2014 NW Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Gayle Wells Foundation - Houston Walk to End AlzheimerSeptember 20, 2014 – Save the date for the 2014 Northwest Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches; we will publish additional details here soon.

Event Information

2014 Northwest Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church
15555 Stuebner Airline Rd.
NW Houston, TX 77069
3.1 miles

All funds raised through the Northwest Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, the Association asks every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Walk to END Alzheimer’s

Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gayle Wells Foundation - Walk to End Alzheimer'sThe Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care is a Silver Sponsor at the Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk will take place on Saturday, October 20 at Reliant Park in Houston and there is no fee to register for the walk.

Click here to go straight to our Team page. Once at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website, click on “Join Team” and fill out your information.

We hope you’ll join us for a great event!

Laura Sutherland
Gayle Wells Foundation for Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Care

Update: For a complete listing of our events, visit our ongoing:

GWF Events Listing here!

We are thrilled at the success of our events; Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Forget-Me-Not-Golf Classics, Educational Sessions, and more! A special thank you to our event sponsors and volunteers that make all of our events fantastic.  There are several ways to participate in our events. Please contact us if you would like to get involved with one of our events.