Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® — Binghamton, NY Raises More Than $48,600

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.

More than 550 people from the Southern Tier came together at Binghamton University for the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® — Binghamton, N.Y. The event raised over $48,600 for care, support and research programs.

“Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic in this country and it’s already the most expensive disease in America,” said Catherine James, chief executive officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. “The generous efforts of this community not only support local family services, but contribute to our effort to end Alzheimer’s forever.”

Walk To End Alzheimer’s® participants did more than complete the three-mile walk. They learned about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause. Funds raised at the event provide care and support programs for the region, as well as medical and scientific research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Joseph Vrablic of Vestal was the top individual fundraiser at $2,260. Team Bridgewater, a team from the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, raised $6,416 and was the highest fundraising team. A list of the top ten fundraising individuals and teams can be found at alz.org/walk.

Saturday’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s® was presented by United Methodist Homes. To learn more about Walk To End Alzheimer’s® or make a donation, visit www.alz.org/walk.