Lakeside Painting Joins the Harrington Golf Open for Alzheimer Research and Family Support

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Harrington Open is an annual golf benefit held in memory of Tim Harrington, Sr., who passed away in June of 2009 after a ten-year journey with Alzheimer's. After years of attending other golf benefits, the Harrington family decided to turn Tim's long-fought battle into something that would make a difference. So in 2010, they established "The Harrington Open: Golfing for a World Without Alzheimer's", with proceeds benefittiomg The Alzheimer's Association. It was only fitting that the event be held at Eagle Springs Golf Resort, as Tim and his family have been renting a cottage there every summer since 1969, making the family the resort's longest continuous renters. Their summer landlords have included three generations of the Touhy/Bolan families.

The golf outing had humble beginnings. It earned just short of $6,000 the first year, but has increased each year since. The August 10th, 2019 event was the most successful to date, raising just over $33,000. This brings the ten-year total to just over $225,000. It is through the generosity of people, whether they sponsor holes, make monetary donations, donate raffle or silent auction prizes, volunteer time or, of course, golf at the outing that make The Harrington Open a success. 

While this event began as a tribute to their Dad, the Harrington's are also focusing on supporting affected families, which totals 5.8 million people in the United States, and 120,000 here in Wisconsin. But, like the Alzheimer's Association, the Harrington's hope to help eliminate the disease through research advancements, providing and enhancing care and support for all affected, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

This past summer, Lakeside Painting was honored to participate in The Harrington Open. Joe's father, Warren Pangburn, passed away from complications of dementia on August 31, 2016. Alzheimer's and dementia are cruel in the way they steal the joy, everyday normalcy, dignity, and well-being from our loved ones. It is not only incredibly difficult for the patient, but also caregivers and loved ones. Participating in the golf outing was a heartfelt opportunity to make a difference. Lakeside's sales manager, Jerry Garlock, his son Ty Garlock, Jack Standley, and Scott Pavlak golfed in honor of Warren Pangburn. Their Lakeside polos had "Team Warren" embroidered on the left sleeve.  

Warren was a exceedingly kind and honorable man. He was also a wonderful husband, father, and friend. Warren's smile, loving heart, gentleness, and dynamic sense of humor made everyone feel special. His hugs and kisses, which began and ended every visit with him, were the best! Warren loved life and is sincerely missed by so many. 

Warren was also proud of his time served in the Navy. For this reason, Lakeside sponsored two veterans for the golf outing—Jack Standley and Scott Pavlak. Lakeside will continue to participate in The Harrington outing, and sponsor two veterans annually in loving memory of Warren. Lakeside would like to thank Jack and Scott for their military service, and for making Team Warren fun and entertaining. Warren would have loved it! His spirit will live on with Team Warren!

For information on The Alzheimer's Association and their services , call 800-272-3900 or go to alz.org.

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