Members of Team Wild Bill participate in the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Walk To End Alzheimer's on Sunday at St. Lawrence University in Canton.
CANTON — More than 300 people from the St. Lawrence Valley came together at St. Lawrence University for the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s North Country which raised $36,891 for care, support and research programs.
“Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic in this country and it’s already the most expensive disease in America,” said Catherine James, chief executive officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. “The generous efforts of this community not only support local family services, but contribute to our effort to end Alzheimer’s forever.”
Walk To End Alzheimer’s participants did more than complete the three-mile walk. They learned about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause. Funds raised at the event provide care and support programs for the region, as well as medical and scientific research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Lucia Johnson of Massena was the top individual fundraiser, raising $1,860. Her team, Memory Keepers, raised $3,757. A list of the top ten fundraising individuals and teams can be found on Medium.
Sunday’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s was presented by Community Bank, N.A., Friends and Family of St. Joseph’s Home, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Save-A-Lot Stores, St. Lawrence Health System and 95.3 The Wolf. To learn more about Walk To End Alzheimer’s® or make a donation, visit www.alz.org/walk.