These commemorative jerseys will be available to own through a variety of initiatives with proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association, Lewy Body Dementia Association, Dementia Society, other Dementia Awareness-related charities and Chicago Wolves Charities, driven by Kia.
There are many responsible for the care of those suffering from Dementia—from official caregivers to family and friends—and their work often goes unrecognized. To honor these men and women for their heroic efforts, please consider making a donation for tickets for them and their family.
Dementia Awareness Caregiver Ticket Request
As the Wolves recognizes Dementia Awareness in January, we want to honor these men and women for their heroic efforts. Nominate someone below–including yourself and your family!–to receive complimentary tickets to one of our two Dementia Awareness games. The Wolves will choose select nominations to receive complimentary tickets leading up to the games.
Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals, January 27, 7 p.m.
Chicago Wolves vs. Manitoba Moose, January 28, 3 p.m.
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 everybody 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.