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Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $33,500

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CANTON – St. Lawrence County united Sunday in a movement to end the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Participants in the 2013 Walk To End Alzheimer’s raised $33,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter.

Funds raised at the event, which started at Partridge Run Golf & Country Club and continued on the Remington Recreation Trail, support the Chapter’s commitment to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, and individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis.

Nearly 200 walkers participated in a three-mile walk, registered for clinical trials and shared their voice with elected officials. The opening ceremony featured an emotional tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The leading fundraiser was Massena resident Lucia Johnson with $4,508. Her team, Memory Keepers, was the leading friends and family team with $7,293 raised. Community Bank, N.A., raised $906 to earn the top corporate team award. United Journey, a team of residents and staff from the United Helpers’ Maplewood campus in Canton, was the top senior care team with $4,484 raised. Fundraising continues through 11:59 p.m. on October 31 and a leaderboard is available at www.alzcny.org/news.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s take place throughout Central New York this fall. Learn more about the event, register or support the cause by visiting www.alz.org/walk or calling 1-800-272-3900.

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