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Walk for late Lori Moseley to be held in September

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DEFERIET — One year after the passing of Lori L. Moseley, locals will gather to walk in her memory.

“This memorial walk is a chance to bring together family, friends and community members who would like to remember mom and it will give us a chance to see everybody,” said Ms. Moseley’s youngest daughter, Danielle Rhubart.

Ms. Moseley passed away Sept. 12, 2013, after more than a year’s struggle with acute myeloid leukemia. The 1982 graduate of Carthage Central High School had been a teacher at West Carthage Elementary prior to her diagnosis.

“We’re all still dealing with her not being here and it’s important to get together and reminisce,” added elder daughter Bethany Hazard.

The sisters are organizing the event, which will benefit the Lori L. Moseley Memorial Scholarship fund at Jefferson Community College.

“The first scholarship should be granted this fall,” said Miss Rhubart.

The scholarship benefits a non-traditional student who intends to enter the teaching field. Ms. Moseley herself was a non-traditional student, earning her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and her master’s degree from SUNY Potsdam long after her high school graduation.

“We’re very appreciative to the village of Deferiet for allowing us to have our walk here ... this was one of mom’s favorite pastimes, to walk the village in early morning or evening,” said Miss Rhubart.

“It’s something the three of us all did together,” added Mrs. Hazard.

Participants are encouraged to wear orange or white. Orange is the color of leukemia awareness.

The walk will begin at the Deferiet Municipal Building, 68 Riverside Drive, Saturday, Sept. 20, with check-in at 9 a.m. and the walk leaving at 10 a.m. Registration prior to Sept. 15 is $20 per person; $10 for children ages 5 to 10; free to children under age 5. Participants will receive a “Choose Hope” leukemia awareness water bottle.

Following the walk, snacks will be provided at the municipal building and attendees will have a chance to sign up for the bone marrow registry.

Registrations may be mailed to Bethany Hazard at 740 Knickerbocker Drive, Watertown N.Y. 13601.

Additional concerns may be directed to Mrs. Hazard at or Miss Rhubart at More information may be found by visiting the Lori L. Moseley Memorial Walk page on Facebook.

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