Nicole Tuohey again collecting ‘elephant links’ at Case-Nic to support Alzheimer’s Association
MEDINA – A Medina woman is again selling “elephant links” for $1 in a fundraiser for the Western New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Nicole Tuohey, 32, already has sold 741 links. She is trying to break her record of 1,639 set last year.
The links are available at Case-Nic Cookies on Main Street in Medina, a business owned by her mother, Mary Lou Tuohey.
Nicole has Triple X Syndrome. She hasn’t let that disability prevent her from being a tireless advocate against a disease that took the lives of her grandparents, Don and Jane Bradley.
Nicole typically is part of the kickoff celebration for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year’s event will on Oct. 8 at State Street Park in Medina. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the Walk commencing at 11 a.m.
That walk already has $15,511 raised for a $28,000 goal. Click here for more information.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In New York alone, there are more than 410,000 people living with the disease and 580,000 caregivers.