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2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Tops $550,000

Thanks to the exemplary efforts of volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors and chapter staff, the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s campaign for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati was a record success. The Chapter’s five walks attracted an estimated 4,00 participants and raised more than $550,000.



Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

An estimated 3,000 walkers enjoyed a cool but morning during the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point on Saturday, Oct. 6. WLWT-TV News anchor Jack Atherton joined the B105.1 FM morning team of Chris Carr, Maverick and Jason “Stattman” Statt as event emcees.

The event raised a record $393,000 for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

“I want to thank everyone who participated in one way or the other to make this year’s Walk a record-breaking success,” said planning committee co-chair Mark Cawley. “Certainly, recognition has to go to the sponsors, the teams and all the walkers. I would especially like to thank all of the generous sponsors and teams for their support as well as the planning committee for all their valuable work.”

Top Individual Fundraisers:
1st: Sheila Runge - $4,500
2nd: Thomas Foster - $3,065
3rd: Kate Race - $3,035

Top Fundraising Teams:
1st: The Kenwood by Senior Star - $10,577
2nd: Meyer's Marchers - $8,460
3rd: The Dodd Family - $8,100

The planning committee included Barb Bruewer, Mark Cawley, Kevin Edmonds, Sarah Frey, Kevin Kanter, Denise Keller, Katie Moreno, Tina Rouse, Judy Schlagheck and Jennifer Wessel.

Butler, Warren and Clinton Counties

More than 600 walkers joined the B105.1FM morning team of Chris Carr, Maverick and Jason “Stattman” Statt at the Butler, Warren and Clinton Counties Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event raised a record $91,000.

Top Individual Fundraisers:
1st: Mindy Ross - $2,750
2nd: Dave Noonan - $2,550
3rd: Cheryl Kalous - $1,505

Top Fundraising Teams:
1st: Les & Caroline - $12,735.
2nd: Corky's Crew - $4,180
3rd: Team BAH - $3,853

The event planning committee included Lori Deaton, Debby Farmer, Cheryl Kalous, Jennifer Kinney, Jackie Monds, Cecile Ricke, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Shouse and Stephanie Wehrman.

Adams, Brown and Highland Counties

Nearly 200 wet but enthusiastic participants braved a stormy morning at the Adams, Brown and Highland Counties Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Adams Lake State Park on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event raised $22,000 in support of local programs and services provided by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Top Individual Fundraisers:
1st: Kate Boldman - $993
2nd: Christine Tyler - $775
3rd: Lennie Grooms - $705

Top Fundraising Teams:
1st: Women's Fitness Center - $3,046
2nd: Team Tyler - $2,556
3rd: Estel's Angels - $1,910

“This community is so giving and generous. Thanks to everyone for making the Walk such a success,” said Melissa Dever, Southeastern Ohio Branch Manager for Greater Cincinnati Chapter. “This was done with the support of many individuals raising money in memory or in honor of someone they know affected by this terrible disease, along with local businesses, community and healthcare organizations. Their spirit and dedication to our mission made the day so much fun.” Gemelia Tyler served as planning committee chair.

Bracken County, Ky.

About 90 walkers enjoyed pleasant weather and a scenic walk along the Ohio River at the Bracken County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Oct. 14. The event in Augusta, Ky., raised nearly $9,000 in support of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter and its services in Northern Kentucky.

Top Individual Fundraisers:
1st: Holly Hoffman - $1,826
2nd: Agnes Moore - $715
3rd: Donna Whitehead - $240

Top Fundraising Teams:
1st: Team Marlin - $1,851 
2nd: Freda's Friends - $1,225
3rd: Papaw's Pride - $385 

The planning committee included Brandi Marsh, Pat Briggs, Bridget Linville and Dana Bach. 


Nearly 350 participants enjoyed a scenic Ohio River walk at the Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event raised a record $31,000 in support of local chapter programs and services.

Top Individual Fundraisers:
1st: Scott Akers - $4,444
2nd: Alma Tatman - $2,885
3rd: Jamie Williams - $2,296
Top Fundraising Teams:
1st: USSA Adult Day Center -$5,911
2nd: Best Care - $5,160
3rd: Tatman-Malone - $3,942

The event planning committee consisted of Scott Akers, Rachel Coleman, Ryan Lawson, Rosemary Malone, Alma Tatman and Jamie Williams.


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