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
- Tayloe Loftus, $4,360
- Marva Cook, $3,180
- Thomas Grooms, $2,151
- Jared Paventi, $1,810
- Mary Herbst, $1,560
Top Family & Friends Team
- Team Tayloe, $5,220
- Walking For Mimi, $3,356
- Lynn’s Loved Ones, $2,990
- Irish Eyes Are Smiling, $2,635
- Team Kathy, $2,608
Top Corporate Team
- Planned Results, Inc., $3,615
- Family Practice Associates, $2,614
- Lockheed Martin, $2,614
- Central New York Chapter Board of Directors, $1,790
- AT&T, $1,560
Top Senior Care Team
- Loretto, $5,875
- St. Camillus ALZStars, $5,106
- Team KDP, $1,772
- Elderwood at Liverpool, $1,656
- McHarrie Pointe & McHarrie Place, $1,615