Birdies To End ALZ

Birdies to End Alzheimer's Birdies to End Alzheimer's
$22,820 total dollars 47 total donors
June 22-24, 2018 | American Family Insurance Championship | Madison

Why Give?

Take your swing at ending a disease that erases memories and devastates families. Pledge to contribute for every birdie made during the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship!

Have you been touched by Alzheimer’s in some way? Are you a golf fan who wants to give back? Simply want to fight a disease that affects more than 110,000 people in Wisconsin alone? Take advantage of this special, three-day-only event to support a serious cause in a spirited way.

100% of all funds raised will go directly to the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s — to develop treatments, improve care, and ultimately find a cure for this devastating disease.

Double Your Impact

Thanks to the generosity of the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, the first $5,000 in gifts made during this event will be matched — that’s twice the support with one pledge!

Make a Pledge

  • For reference: birdies made in 2017= 878; 2016= 1,053.
    Estimated donation based on 1,000 birdies.
  • Please enter a value between 0.01 and 100.

Think of Birdies to End Alzheimer’s like a walk-a-thon, but instead of pledging per mile, you’re doing it per birdie made during the AmFam Championship. For example, let’s say you pledge $0.05, and by the end of the championship, 878 total birdies have been made. Your gift would come to $43.90.

You will receive a reminder after the championship concludes highlighting the number of birdies that were made and the corresponding dollar amount needed to fulfill your pledge.

Instead of making a pledge per birdie, you can choose to make a one-time gift to support this cause.

Give Now
Today, every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 that has no treatment or cure.
2,300+ UW research participants are committed to ending Alzheimer’s disease.
UW–Madison is one of only 24 facilities in the country that has the ability to both produce and image radioactive tracers used for early detection of changes in the brain.

About the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s

The UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s brings together two world-class UW–Madison organizations — the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute — to fight the disease through the collaboration of research and knowledge. It’s a partnership committed to advancing care and treatment — and ultimately eliminating Alzheimer’s — in Wisconsin and beyond.

About the American Family Insurance Championship

American Family Insurance, the PGA Tour of Champions, and 12-time PGA Tour winner and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. Held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, the championship features a 78-player field over the three-day tournament. Visit for more information.

Learn More

For more information about ways to support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s, please contact Dori Suddarth at:


1848 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726