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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
IN CANANDAIGUA RAISES NEARLY $100,000 TO FIGHT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Bill’s Buddies Named Top Fundraising Team
at Canandaigua Walk to End Alzheimer’s
CANANDAIGUA, NY, Oct. 5, 2022]
– Finger Lakes residents participated in this year’s Canandaigua Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
. Participants raised more than $97,000 to help fund the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations for this Walk and the chapter’s additional two Finger Lakes Walks will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2022.
“Our Walk to End Alzheimer’s is our largest fundraiser each year,” said Teresa Galbier, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter. “Thousands of people from across our nine-county region come out to help raise awareness and funds for our robust research and our full complement of free programs and services. We couldn’t be happier with the turnout at our first Walk of the season and we are so grateful for the support we receive from the community.”
With 100 team members, Bill’s Buddies was the top fundraising team at the 2022 Canandaigua Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising nearly $20,000. The Bill’s Buddies team participates in memory of Bill Morris, a Canandaigua mainstay and former owner of Wayne Drug store. This year, Bill would have celebrated his 100th
birthday so to honor that milestone, his daughters and other family members challenged themselves and the community to reach 100 Walkers, with a goal of raising $10,000. They quickly surpassed both of those goals.
“Anyone who knew my dad knew about his love for Canandaigua – especially Canandaigua Lake. We had a cottage on the east side of the lake for many years,” said Patti Horton, who, with her sister, Beth Morris Valvano headed their father’s Walk team. “My parents eventually tore the cottage down and built a year-round home there. He called it his ‘Camelot.’”
Hundreds of other Walkers joined the Bill’s Buddies team on Oct. 1 at the beautiful Granger Homestead, including a team of 100 from Pactiv Evergreen. Local Walk sponsors include Wegmans Food Markets, Hillard Corp., Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, as well as the Ascroft Family and Ziebart, our Promise Garden sponsors.
The chapter’s second Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Frontier Field in Rochester on Oct. 8, while the final 2022 Walk will take place at Watkins Glen International on Oct. 15. Donations can be made to each of the three Walks at alz.org/walk.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In New York state alone, there are more than 410,000 people living with the disease and 563,000 unpaid family caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®
; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org
or call 800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.