During games on Jan. 27-28, 2024, Wolves players wore commemorative Dementia Awareness Jerseys, presented by Campfire Marshmallows, when they took on the Milwaukee Admirals and Manitoba Moose, respectively. These jerseys were available to own through multiple auctions and raffles with proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association, Lewy Body Dementia Association, Dementia Society of America, other
Dementia Awareness-related charities and Chicago Wolves Charities, driven by Kia.
Wolves players Chris Terry, Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Marino, Cory Conacher, Rocco Grimaldi and mascot Skates wore a different jersey for each of the two games. Wolves forward Nathan Sucese’s jersey was available via a Golden Ticket Raffle. Being issued multiple jerseys enabled the Wolves and their fans to maximize their support of the Alzheimer’s Association, Lewy Body Dementia Association and Dementia Society of America.
Pickups for Dementia Awareness Jerseys will take place at the game on Feb. 17 at the Chicago Wolves Charities Table behind Section 105.
Dementia Awareness Caregiver Ticket Request
While the Wolves recognized Dementia Awareness in January, we want to continue to honor the caregivers through the rest of the regular season for their heroic efforts. Nominate someone below –including yourself and your family! – to receive complimentary tickets to one of our regular-season home games. The Wolves will choose select nominations to receive complimentary tickets leading up to the remaining regular-season games.
Please submit the caregivers’ information below and we will reach out to them directly to coordinate details.
The logo and jersey color is based off the Forget-Me-Not Flower. The main crest has each pedal colored to represent the different dementia flowers and what they symbolize.
These brightly colored dementia flowers convey a sense of hope to individuals who are affected by this degenerative illness. Each unique flower’s color acts as a symbol of resilience and conveys an individual’s perspective on their battle with the illness:
- Blue, for those who are now coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia.
- Purple represents those who have lost a loved one due to dementia.
- Yellow, for the caregivers.
- Orange, for everyone who believes there will one day be a world without dementia.
- White represents optimism.
Dementia Stats and Facts
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
- 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. These caregivers provided more than 18 billion hours valued at nearly $340 Billion. Lewy Body Dementia is not a rare disease–it affects more than a million people and their families in the United States alone.
- Because LBD symptoms may closely resemble other more commonly known disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, it is currently widely under-diagnosed.
- While only 4 in 10 Americans talk to their doctor right away when experiencing early memory or cognitive loss, 7 in 10 would want to know early if they have Alzheimer’s disease if it could allow for earlier treatment.