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Unforgettable Comedy Challenge Raises $1,300+ for Walk

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The Funny Bone Syracuse comedy club and restaurant hosted the 2014 Unforgettable Comedy Challenge during the summer. The survive-and-advance comedy tournament provided a stage for the funniest people in Syracuse while raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.

A portion of each show’s ticket sales came to the Chapter, and more than $1,350 was raised. In the above photo, Bert Borth, managing partner for Funny Bone Syracuse, presents Grant Fletcher from the Alzheimer’s Association with the proceeds from the summerlong event.

Funds raised at the event supported the Greater Syracuse Walk to End Alzheimer’s® presented by Lifetime Benefit Solutions.

Greater Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Standings

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Here are the fundraising standings for the Greater Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which has raised $141,770 thus far. Remember that donations for the 2014 Walk are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Greater Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by Lifetime Benefit Solutions
(as of Oct. 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.)

Top Individual Fundraiser

  1. Tayloe Loftus, $4,360
  2. Marva Cook, $3,180
  3. Thomas Grooms, $2,151
  4. Jared Paventi, $1,810
  5. Mary Herbst, $1,560
  6. Helen Stevens, $1,440
  7. Sandy Jurkiewicz, $1,430
  8. Amy Gannon, $1,358
  9. Jean Carnese, $1,320

Top Family & Friends Team

  1. Team Tayloe, $5,255
  2. Walking For Mimi, $3,391
  3. Lynn’s Loved Ones, $2,990
  4. Irish Eyes Are Smiling, $2,875
  5. Team Kathy, $2,608

Top Corporate Team

  1. Planned Results, Inc., $3,615
  2. Family Practice Associates, $2,724
  3. Lockheed Martin, $2,614
  4. Central New York Chapter Board of Directors, $2,350
  5. AT&T, $1,560

Top Senior Care Team

  1. Loretto, $5,895
  2. St. Camillus ALZStars, $5,156
  3. Team KDP, $1,992
  4. Elderwood at Liverpool, $1,787

Greater Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Standings

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Here are the fundraising standings for the Greater Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which has raised $35,495 thus far. Remember that donations for the 2014 Walk are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Greater Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by Brookdale Senior Living
(as of Oct. 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.)

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Jessica Klausner, $2,430
  2. Jessica Blake, $1,135
  3. Cassidy Bronsord, $890
  4. Lori White, $870
  5. Julie Crowley, $860
  6. Alex Layden, $655
  7. Marni Blumenthal, $654
  8. Casey Keller, $595
  9. Kristi Stokes, $570
  10. Ashley Watson, $516

Top Friends and Family Team

  1. Bert’s Buddies, $4,430
  2. Grandpa’s Memory, $1,285
  3. Ruth’s Rebels, $1,005
  4. Sheila’s Supporters, $965
  5. Brink Family, $835

Top Corporate Team

  1. Cornell AHA, $1,209
  2. Triphammer Wines Gala Gang, $1,205
  3. Ithaca College Occupational Therapy, $762
  4. The Cornell Store and Friends, $604
  5. SUNY Cortland, $525

Top Senior Care Teams

  1. IC A.G.E.S. and Gerontology Institute, $5,251
  2. Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, $3,190
  3. Team Brookdale, $1,966
  4. Team Longview, $835
  5. Walden Walkers, $251

Greater Binghamton Walk To End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Standings

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Here are the fundraising standings for the Greater Binghamton Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which has raised $51,091 thus far. Remember that donations for the 2014 Walk are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Greater Binghamton Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by United Methodist Homes
(as of Oct. 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.)

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Tina Hasemann, $1,170
  2. Donna Ticonchuk, $1,070
  3. Brenda Allen, $730
  4. Jim Browning, $675
  5. Archana Susarla, $552
  6. Marlene Price, $521
  7. Robin Vieyra, $520
  8. Jennifer Petrocca, $435
  9. Judith Osburn, $423
  10. Dirk Olds, $370

Top Friends and Family Team

  1. Team Bennett, $2,450
  2. The Absolutely Fabulous Ya Yas, $1,675
  3. Donna’s Hope, $1,525
  4. Bumpa Bobby’s Fan Club, $955
  5. Team Petonia, $900

Top Corporate Team

  1. Levene Gouldin & Thompson, $2,043
  2. Morgan Stanley, $1,120
  3. Delta Sigma Theta Apalachin Alumnae Chapter, $924
  4. Wright Sanitation, $550
  5. AMC Theatres, $100

Top Senior Care Teams

  1. United Methodist Homes, $5,432
  2. Team Bridgewater, $3,509
  3. Emeritus at Woodland Place, $1,611
  4. Team Susquehanna, $1,295
  5. The Hopkins House, $735

Greater Utica Walk To End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Standings

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Here are the fundraising standings for the Greater Utica Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which has raised $45,301 thus far. Remember that donations for the 2014 Walk are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

2014 Greater Utica Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Top Fundraisers (as of Oct. 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.)

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Melissa Ryan, $1,535
  2. Angie Blair, $785
  3. Shelley Graham Turner, $730
  4. Rita Heady, $660
  5. Arthur Mayhew, $650
  6. Robin Ingles, $590
  7. Carrie DeProspero, $565
  8. Mary Couchman, $518
  9. Kelly Moyer, $510
  10. Catherine Hunter, $465

Top Family & Friends Teams

  1. Jill’s Doughboys & Doughgirls, $2,665
  2. Nina, $2,005
  3. Team Delcie & Lillian, $1,885
  4. Joyce’s Girls, $1,300
  5. Team Jory, $1,107

Top Corporate Teams

  1. Comets Hockey for Hope, $9,400
  2. Booz Allen Rome Office, $2,525
  3. Colgate Hoops for Hope, $1,392
  4. Young Scholars, $402
  5. Rome Memorial Hospital, $260
  6. Tramacora’s Trends Salon, $110

Top Senior Care Teams

  1. Alpine’s Angels, $2,703
  2. Team Bethany, $511

North Country Walk To End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Standings

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Here are the fundraising standings for the North Country Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which has raised $40,479 thus far. Remember that donations for the 2014 Walk are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

North Country Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by Kinney Drugs Foundation and Save-A-Lot Stores
Top Fundraisers (as of Oct. 10, 2014 9 a.m.)

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Lucia Johnson, $3,342
  2. Marilyn Gollinger, $888
  3. Melissa Burke, $866
  4. Seth Chichester, $865
  5. Stephanie Sedlock, $784
  6. Charlene Dumas, $779
  7. Peter Dangremond, $775
  8. Kay Church, $760
  9. Elizabeth Ames, $701
  10. Bernice Cary, $693

Top Friends & Family Teams

  1. Memory Keepers, $5,947
  2. Forget-Me-Knots, $3,623
  3. Alz Kickers, $1,000
  4. Anita’s Crusaders, $480
  5. Walk For Life, $457

Top Corporate Teams

  1. Community Bank, N.A., $3,990
  2. Delta Kappa Gamma, $1,312
  3. Kinney Drugs, $501
  4. NHS Canton Chapter, $426
  5. Sprinkle’s, $333

Top Senior Care Teams

  1. United Journey, $5,856
  2. Mosaic Memory Makers, $1,027
  3. Riverledge Walkers, $1,008
  4. Samaritan Keep Home, $660
  5. Highland Nursing Home, $501

Greater Syracuse Community Unites to Raise More Than $136,000 at Walk To End Alzheimer’s

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The Syracuse community united on Saturday to raise $136,130 at the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Greater Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s presented by Lifetime Benefit Solutions. Approximately 1,200 people gathered at Long Branch Park in Liverpool to honor those that have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, making it the Chapter’s best attended Walk To End Alzheimer’s in the 24-year history of the event.

In addition to the three-mile walk through Onondaga Lake Park, walkers learned about Alzheimer’s disease, participating in clinical trials and using their voice to advocate for the cause. Walkers also took part in a meaningful ceremony honoring those living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those who have died from the disease, and their caregivers. They also heard from Jack Maywalt, a Baldwinsville resident, who spoke about his own Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

The leading individual fundraiser was Tayloe Loftus of Cazenovia, who raised $4,360. Tayloe’s team was also the top family and friends team. Team Tayloe raised $5,220 to lead that division. Planned Results, Inc., a financial planning firm in Syracuse, had the top corporate fundraising team with $3,615. Loretto was the top senior care team, raising $5,875.

Fundraising for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s continues through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014. Learn more and make a donation at www.alz.org/walk.

 

Greater Syracuse Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by Lifetime Benefit Solutions
as of October 4, 2014 (12:30 p.m.)

Top Individual Fundraiser

  1. Tayloe Loftus, $4,360
  2. Marva Cook, $3,180
  3. Thomas Grooms, $2,151
  4. Jared Paventi, $1,810
  5. Mary Herbst, $1,560

Top Family & Friends Team

  1. Team Tayloe, $5,220
  2. Walking For Mimi, $3,356
  3. Lynn’s Loved Ones, $2,990
  4. Irish Eyes Are Smiling, $2,635
  5. Team Kathy, $2,608

Top Corporate Team

  1. Planned Results, Inc., $3,615
  2. Family Practice Associates, $2,614
  3. Lockheed Martin, $2,614
  4. Central New York Chapter Board of Directors, $1,790
  5. AT&T, $1,560

Top Senior Care Team

  1. Loretto, $5,875
  2. St. Camillus ALZStars, $5,106
  3. Team KDP, $1,772
  4. Elderwood at Liverpool, $1,656
  5. McHarrie Pointe & McHarrie Place, $1,615

Greater Ithaca Walk Attracts Record Crowd

The Cortland and Ithaca communities united on Sunday to raise $34,437 at the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Greater Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s presented by Brookdale Senior Living. More than 525 people gathered at Cass Park to honor those that have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, making it the best attended Walk To End Alzheimer’s in the history of the Ithaca event.

In addition to the three-mile walk along the shore, walkers learned about Alzheimer’s disease, participating in clinical trials and using their voice to advocate for the cause. Walkers also took part in a meaningful ceremony honoring those living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those who have died from the disease, and their caregivers. They also heard from Eileen Willauer, an Ithaca resident, who spoke about her own Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

The leading individual fundraiser was Jessica Klausner, who raised $2,430. The top family and friends team was Bert’s Buddies, a family team from Newfield, which raised $4,035. The Triphammer Wines Gala Gang raised $1,180 and was the top corporate team. Ithaca College A.G.E.S. and Gerontology Institute was the top senior care team with $5,215.

Fundraising for the Walk To End Alzheimer continues through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

 

Greater Ithaca Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Presented by Brookdale Senior Living

Top Individual Fundraisers

  1. Jessica Klausner, $2,430
  2. Jessica Blake, $1,135
  3. Cassidy Bronsord, $890
  4. Julie Crowley, $835
  5. Lori White, $675

Top Friends and Family Team

  1. Bert’s Buddies, $4,035
  2. Grandpa’s Memory, $985
  3. Ruth’s Rebels, $960
  4. Sheila’s Supporters, $780
  5. Brink Family, $725

Top Corporate Team

  1. Triphammer Wines Gala Gang, $1,180
  2. Cornell AHA, $969
  3. Ithaca College Occupational Therapy, $762
  4. The Cornell Store and Friends, $604
  5. CNY Chapter Board, $500

Top Senior Care Teams

  1. IC A.G.E.S. and Gerontology Institute, $5,215
  2. Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, $2,927
  3. Team Brookdale, $1,890
  4. Team Longview, $835
  5. Walden Walkers, $150