We are excited to announce that with our generous clients and friends, we were able to raise $1,250 for Millennium Soccer Club plus some amazing equipment and shoe donations. Thank you to all that came out to our 2018 World Cup Viewing Party and for helping support this local organization that is dedicated to creating community through soccer for Madison’s underserved youth.
Lights, song, and plenty of holiday community events to celebrate this 2017 season.
Holiday Trolley – Free holiday trolley is available Saturday Dec. 9, 16 and 23, 2017 10 am to 4 pm. Up and down State Street and the capital square. Click here for details >
Downtown Carolers – The holiday’s music made local by carolers Saturdays in December. 11 am and noon at Madison Children’s Museum and 1 pm at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. View schedule >
Olbrich’s Holiday Express – This year Olbrich Garden has a special twist to its traditional display of trains as they take you back in time and cruise through the Wild Wild West including a miner’s gold camp and more. View details >
Holiday Glow on Monroe St – Saturday Dec 9 starting at 11am. Santa visit, carolers, and books for holiday giving sale View details>
Capitol Christmas Tree – Stop by the capitol and see one of the tallest Christmas trees you will see this season. Typically around 40 ft! Over 1400 handmade ornaments, feet of garland and lights, and a historic train set at its base.
Get Your Ice Skates On! – At The Edgewater, you can ice skate with beautiful view of the lake at its 4,000 SqFt rink plus relax at The Icehouse with your favorite warm drink and snacks. View details >
Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park – Even if you grew up visiting Madison’s biggest light display, each year brings a new experience and updates. Lights go on 4pm daily through January 2, 2017. View details>
Henry Vilas Zoo Lights – The zoo is not just for the summer! See it in a different light 5:30 pm to 9pm Sun, Thu, Fri and Saturdays through December 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm View details >
Christmas Stories at Overture Center – Take in the traditional holiday story at Madison’s Overture Center including The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. View ticket and event information>
Gingerbread Cookie fun at Madison Public Libraries – Stories, games and more throughout Madison’s libraires this December. View schedule and locations>
Monona's Breakfast with Santa – Saturday Dec. 9, 2017 8am to 11am at Monona Community Center. View details>
Monona's Candlelight Snowshoe Hike – Saturday Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 pm to 8pm. Enjoy beautiful lighting through the trails of Woodland Park, Woodland Park, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and Edna Taylor Conservancy, plus relax near a bonfire, enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn. View details>
Stoughton Lights – Daily at 5:30 pm. Holiday lights set to holiday music at Stoughton Rotary Park – Corner of Sixth and Jefferson Streets
Oregon's Hann's Christmas Farm – Visiting a farm for the holidays is not just for Halloween! Hann’s Christmas Farm is a perfect spot to take in the holiday season. Admission is free 9am to 5pm through Dec 24. Dogs are welcome! View details>
An Old World Christmas – at Old World Wisconsin, Saturday & Sunday, Dec 9 & 10, 10am to 4pm. Stroll through the 1880s Crossroads Village decorated for the holidays and horse-drawn 12pm to 3pm. View details>
Seasons Greetings from the team at the Alvarado Group!
Our Community Spotlight today is on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). We are happy to support this organization through fundraising and volunteer efforts, led by one of our agents, Susan Stoehr. Learn more about this incredible organization, and how you can support the local chapter in Madison!
Type 1 Diabetes
Susan Stoehr, one of the Broker Associates at the Alvarado Real Estate Group, has been supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since her daughter, Emma, was 9 years old. That is when the family discovered that Emma had the disease. Since that diagnosis, Susan, Emma, and their family and friends have raised thousands of dollars for JDRF by participating in the yearly Gala and the One Walk. Susan describes why she continues to support JDRF:
At age 9, while on vacation in Florida, my daughter Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We learned then that this disease is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
Many people with Type 1 diabetes, including Emma, receive life-saving medications and therapies which allow them to live full and happy lives. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation contributes a considerable amount of funding to efforts aimed at the prevention and treatment of the disease worldwide.
JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can't wait for you to join us!
When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk with us today. We can't do it without you.
Please support us and donate to our Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.