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$164,500 Raised to Date at 27th Annual APDA Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon


The 27th Annual American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Walkathon kicked off on Sunday, June 9, 2013 with bright sunshine and an enthusiastic crowd. As in past years, the Walk took place at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA. Walkers were joined by their family and friends to raise funds for Parkinson's disease research and the national APDA Information & Referral Center network.

The day's events began with a welcome from Kristin Stapleton, APDA Massachusetts Chapter Vice-President. MA Chapter President Volodymyr Lyczmanenko was recognized for his years of work in the Parkinson community with a lifetime service award. The Chapter awarded three $500 scholarships to high-school seniors whose families have been affected by Parkinson's disease. Congratulations to Connor Ross, Evan Keller, and Andrew Loeser for winning these scholarships. Joe Public of Kiss 108 announced the nearly one-hundred teams the walkers enthusiastically took to the track.

The Walk grounds were filled with tables set up by vendors and sponsors. Throughout the afternoon, attendees enjoyed freshly filled cannoli from Alfredo Aiello Italian Food and were kept cool with ice cream from the Corduck family. Cory Brett once again donated his time and skills to beautifully photograph the event.

The raffle, organized by APDA MA Chapter Board member Meg McAuliffe, was a success, raising over $7,000 for the Walk. All prizes received by the Chapter were donated by companies and individual supporters. They included a variety of great items, including Red Sox tickets, museum passes, and gift baskets. Congratulation to all of our lucky winners!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Massachusetts Parkinson community, a record-breaking $164,500 has been raised! For the third year in a row, we are happy to congratulate Team Tobin for their fundraising success, raising over $15,000. Check out our website to see how great the rest of the teams and individuals walkers did: apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/event/mawalk2013.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, team captains, walkers, and sponsors for supporting the MA Chapter this year and without whom this event could not be possible. We could not have done this without you and hope to see everyone again next year!

 

Walk Committee

  • Vanessa Blais - Walk Chairperson
  • Allyson Gormley - Walk Chairperson
  • Cathi Thomas - Walk Chairperson
  • Denyse Turpin - Walk Chairperson
  • Volodymyr Lyczmanenko - Chapter President
  • Kim Creem - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Meg McAuliffe - Raffle Coordinator
  • Kris Stapleton - Publicity Committee
  • Bob Tullis - Publicity Committee

Volunteers

  • Gail Achin
  • Mike Achin
  • Roseanna Aiello
  • Marie Auguste
  • Beth Bouhmadouche
  • Cory Brett
  • Debbie Case
  • Gary Chute
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Robert Corduck
  • Lily Creem
  • Alex Deal
  • Melissa Diggin
  • Joe Dubman
  • Sue Dubman
  • Nancy Fay
  • Heather Gallo
  • Marcia Goldfinger
  • Beth Hagan
  • Ray James
  • Bill Jenczyck
  • Briana Jenczyck
  • Renee Le Verrier
  • Donna Leitao
  • Gigi Leitao
  • Abby Litos
  • Hannah Litos
  • Rick Mirkin
  • Laurie Pant
  • Alex Pilla
  • Howard Porter
  • Ginny Potter
  • Billy Stapleton
  • Harvey Steller
  • Lee Steller
  • Marty Thomas
  • Laurie Jo Tullis
  • Coleen Turpin
  • Danielle Turpin
  • Mike Turpin
  • Jeanne Vautour
  • Deb Ward
  • Alex Yen

Sponsors

Teams - 97 Total

  • Ann's Rockin' Walkers
  • Bill Mitchell
  • Boudy Bunch
  • BUMC Neurology
  • Butch's Brigade
  • Carole's Crusaders
  • Challenge Accepted
  • Cynthia's Team
  • Daddy & His Dopamines
  • Daddy-O
  • Dee's Tee Bird
  • Dopa Schmopa
  • Eastern Strong
  • Ed's Striders
  • Elaine's Angels
  • Ellen's Team
  • E-Pill Medication Reminders
  • Eugene Duffy
  • Footsteps for Papa
  • For the Love-a-Dopa
  • Generally Good
  • Grammy's Team
  • G'Squared
  • Hamel Ten Pins
  • HAV
  • Jack's Pack
  • Jenczyk Jiggers
  • Kaki's Kindreds
  • Ken's Krew
  • Leo's Angels
  • Loeser's Team
  • Marta's Team
  • Marti's Marchers
  • McK Healthcare
  • Mocking Medusa
  • Muscles in Motion
  • Papa Flash
  • Papa Paul's Peeps
  • Papa's Angels
  • Papa's Posse
  • Phillip E. Griffin: The Road Runners
  • PO & Co.
  • Pop's Caddies
  • President's Team
  • Rich's Team
  • Rota rooters
  • Roy's Kids
  • Rub-a-Dub-Dub
  • Sandy's Angels
  • Shaken, Not Stirred
  • Sheldon's Team
  • Sheri's Angels
  • Shorty's Giants
  • Team Stoller
  • Team Alfredo
  • Team Barker
  • Team Chuck
  • Team Cottulli
  • Team Dave
  • Team Dolan
  • Team DominACHIN
  • Team Evelyn
  • Team Falvey
  • Team Frank
  • Team Herb
  • Team Jandira
  • Team Jerry Silver
  • Team Jim
  • Team Jim
  • Team JR
  • Team Keene
  • Team Mammy
  • Team Martin J. Foley, Jr.
  • Team MorMor & Uncle Teddy
  • Team Nana
  • Team Nana
  • Team Papa
  • Team Papito
  • Team Paul
  • Team Pelletier
  • Team Shaken Not Stirred
  • Team Timilty
  • Team Tobin
  • Team UCB
  • Team Wilson
  • Team ZADIE
  • The Bean Team
  • The Boylermakers
  • The Debba Do's
  • The French Connection
  • The Mighty Macs
  • The Movers and the Shakers
  • The Wicked Walkahs!
  • Uncle Paul
  • Ward Family
  • Warren Turner

Gifts in Kind

  • Alfredo Aiello Italian Foods
  • Atria Senior Living Group
  • Boston Beer Co.
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston College
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Brockton Rox
  • Costco Wholesale
  • David Loeser
  • F1 Boston
  • Hyline Cruises
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • J. P. Licks
  • Jillian's / Lucky Strike Lanes
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Laurie Pant
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • New England Aquarium
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Por-Shun, Inc.
  • Pyara Spa & Salon
  • Regina Pizzeria
  • Six Flags
  • Sky Zone
  • Thomas Family
  • Turpin Family
  • Wachusett Mountain
  • Water Wizz Waterpark
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 Please let us know if we have left your name off any of these lists and we will correct it immediately!