Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises over $21K at Medina event

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2023 at 9:37 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – A group walks along the Erie Canal in Medina on Saturday during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. There were 139 participants from 33 teams who raised $21,163 for the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The course started and ended at State Street Park.

The course included some fun activities, including limbo. Alexis Stinson, 10, of Albion was able to bend backwards and walk under the bar which was held by Amanda Nobrega, vice president of programs for the Alzheimer’s Association in WNY.

This trio walks through bubbles that were set up along the course.

Emily Kroll uses chalk to write a message on the one-way street to the Canal Basin. She is joined by brother Caleb and their mother Amy Kroll of Lyndonville. They participated in honor of the kids’ great-grandmother.

Many messages were written on the pavement for loved ones who were stricken with Alzheimer’s.

Nicole Tuohey is shown with some of the links she sold to support the Alzheimer’s Association. She raised $2,003 at about noon on Saturday, with more funds expected. She was selling the links from her mother Mary Lou Tuohey’s store, Case-Nic Cookies.

The walkers passed under the Glenside Avenue bridge. The annual walk in Orleans County to support people and families battling Alzheimer’s disease was moved up a month to increase the chances for better weather.