Area man receives Blair Cares Award

Olympic athlete Bonnie Blair presents Lake Geneva’s Josh Spiegelhoff with the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2020 Blair Cares award. Spiegelhoff has been involved in the Walworth County Walk to End Alzheimer’s for five years, serving as chairman for three years.

Spiegelhoff recognized for volunteer work with Alzheimer’s Association

Since 2001, Olympic champion Bonnie Blair has been an Alzheimer’s champion. Her volunteer leadership, willingness to serve, and incredible energy she gives to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is the embodiment of “caring.”

In this spirit of volunteering, the Alzheimer’s Association awards a “Blair Cares” award each year. This award honors both Blair and those exemplary volunteers who embody that same spirit with their service to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The 2020 Blair Cares award recipient is Josh Spiegelhoff. He has been involved in the Walworth County Walk to End Alzheimer’s for five years, serving as event chair for three years. He volunteers to support his father and aunt, both who are living with Frontotemporal dementia.

Spiegelhoff is the president of Spiegelhoff Insurance in Lake Geneva. His business has always been supportive of the walk, sponsors a photo stop each year and serves as a pick-up location for walk yard signs.

His company won Wisconsin’s Giving Network of the Year Award this year.

Once COVID-19 hit, instead of pulling back, Spiegelhoff became even more engaged and focused on ways to increase the association’s presence in the community through online events, growing the committee and engaging other walkers. Without his help, the 2020 Walworth County Walk to End Alzheimer’s would not have seen the success that it had.

Spiegelhoff lives in Lake Geneva with his wife, Carrie, and their three children.

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