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WALK 2012: Rewriting the Record Books

Central New York’s 2012 Walk To End Alzheimer’s season was nothing less than a record breaking year. The Chapter’s six walks raised an all-time high $371,248, which is $70,200 more than the previous year. Five of our six walks exceeded their Walk goals and two of our Walks experienced double-digit growth from 2011 to 2012.

  • Greater Watertown Walk To End Alzheimer’s raised $32,365
  • Canton Walk To End Alzheimer’s raised $46,880, beating its goal and raising 9.3 percent more than last year
  • Utica Walk To End Alzheimer’s Presented by MetLife Foundation raised $58.891, beating its goal and raising 15.7 percent more than last year
  • Greater Binghamton Walk To End Alzheimer’s Presented by United Methodist Homes raised $64,218, beating its goal and raising 8.2 percent more than last year
  • Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s Presented by MetLife Foundation raised $142,900, beating its goal and raising 26.7 percent more than last year.
  • Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s raised $25,994 in its first year.

This year’s Walks attracted 2,474 individuals and 298 teams, both records for participation. As a matter of fact, we had 112 more teams in 2012 than 2011, and saw 425 more individuals take part.

Local corporations got in on the act as well. The 2012 Walks saw a combined increase in corporate support by 30 percent over 2011. We also saw walkers use our online system more than ever, as nearly $140,000 was received through our Walk To End Alzheimer’s websites.

Our Walk To End Alzheimer’s Grand Champion Fundraisers have also been announced. Click here to see the top three fundraisers in our individual category and in the family and friends, corporate and senior care team categories.