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25th Annual Massachusetts Chapter Walkathon a great success


On Sunday, June 5, 2011, over a thousand walkers joined the APDA Massachusetts Chapter at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA. Denyse Turpin and Cathi Thomas, Walk founders, were excited to chair this year's 25th Annual Parkinson’s Walkathon.

Families were entertained by the DJ talents of Joe Public from Kiss 108 FM as they wandered among the tables set up by vendors and sponsors. Ice cream, provided throughout the day by the Corduck family, was a huge hit. Walkers also enjoyed delicious cannoli donated by Alfredo Aiello Italian Food. Charlene Allo, Director of Chapter Operations at APDA National, was introduced by Volodymyr Lyczmanenko, Massachusetts Chapter President and founder of The President's Team. She shared information on the exciting research ongoing at APDA's Advanced Centers of Research.

Cory Brett’s and Ken Bernstein’s photography captured the day’s events. Cory’s photographs of the teams can be viewed by clicking here.

The raffle, organized by Megan McAuliffe, was a huge success! All prizes received by the Chapter were donated by both companies and individual supporters. They included a variety of great items, from Red Sox tickets to museum passes. Congratulation to all of our lucky winners!

This year, thanks to everyone’s generous support, over $130,000 has been raised for Parkinson’s disease research. We greatly appreciate all our volunteers, who made this year’s Walkathon a success through their months of hard work and dedication. We could not have done this without you. Individuals and teams really came through this year. Our top team, Perfect Placement Solutions, raised over $10,000. To see the great efforts of our teams, visit the APDA Walkathon page.

We hope to see everyone again next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Cathi A. Thomas – Event Chairperson
  • Denyse Turpin – Event Chairperson
  • Volodymyr Lyczmanenko – Chapter President
  • Meg McAuliffe – Raffle Coordinator
  • Kris Stapleton – Publicity Co-Coordinator
  • Kim Creem – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Bob Tullis – Set-Up Coordinator
  • Cory Brett - Photographer
  • Kenneth Bernstein - Emcee
  • Tim Sawyer - Emcee
  • Michael Achin
  • Gail Achin
  • Marie Auguste
  • Cindy Bittker
  • Vanessa Blais
  • Cameron Boyce
  • Kevin Boyce
  • Janet Brown
  • Debbie Case
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Melissa Diggin
  • Diane Durkee
  • Sid Durkee
  • Terry Ellis
  • Beth Hagan
  • Rick Mirkin
  • Kent Moffatt
  • Sheila O’Connor
  • Laurie Pant
  • Paul Proulx
  • Elaine Proulx
  • Tami Rork-DeAngeles
  • Christine Saba
  • Kathy Schirf
  • Billy Stapleton
  • Marty Thomas
  • Colleen Turpin
  • Danielle Turpin
  • Mike Turpin
  • Laurie Jo Tullis
  • Bob Tullis
  • Jeanne Vautour
  • Leslie Velazquez-Brown
  • Molly Velazquez-Brown
  • Alex Yen
  • The Zisch Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS & TEAM CAPTAINS

  • Banks Family Walkers – Donna Banks
  • Bush Weiss Walkers – Sam Walker
  • BU Medical Campus Neurology – Allyson Gormley
  • Butch’s Brigade – Tammy Mallers
  • Canary Birds – Jessica Canary
  • Carole’s Crusaders – Kim Creem
  • Charlie’s Crew – Kimberly Morrissey
  • Chevy’s Chasers – Suzie Doyle
  • Daddy and his Dopamines – Tim & Ginny Potter
  • Dave’s Divas and Dudes – David McDonald
  • Double-G – Lee Garf
  • Dopa Schmopa – Donna Leitao
  • Ed’s Striders – Jane Comeau
  • FOXIES – Amber Prockett
  • “Generally” Good – Andrea Keene
  • Glenns Goonies – Glenn Laundre
  • Gordie’s Team – Claire Wolfram
  • Grammy’s Team – Maryellen Fitzgerald
  • G’Squared – Kelli Hyland
  • Hamel Ten Pins – Nancy LaMonica
  • Harvey’s Cheerleaders – Lee Steller
  • Jack’s Pack – Jennifer Glanville
  • Jean’s Team – Jean Meggison
  • Jim’s Dandies – Joseph Scaramozzino
  • Kaki’s Kindreds – Joe Riggi
  • Kennedy/Patey Team – Mary Patey
  • Ken’s Krew – Nadine Kelly
  • Ken’s Walkers – Debbie Mounts
  • Loeser’s Team – David Loeser
  • Lorenzo’s Team – Lisa Tamboli
  • Martin J Foley JR – Maureen Foley
  • MOFOCA – Judith Morrissey
  • Nana’s Tribe – Anne Caradonna
  • Papa Flash – Holly German
  • Papa’s Angels – Samantha Cote
  • Papa’s Progeny – Elyse Cohen
  • Paul’s Platoon – Karen McGuinness-St. Martin
  • Perfect Placement Solutions – Michelle Woodbrey
  • Phillip E. Griffin – Mary Ellen Griffin
  • Pop’s Caddies – Amy Semanscin
  • Rich’s Team – Richard Ross
  • Rota’s Rooters – Francine Rota
  • Roza & Jim Sullivan Ink – James & Roza Sullivan
  • Shaken, Not Stirred. – Steven Smith
  • Sheldon’s Squad – Rosalyn Nascimento
  • Sheri’s Angels – Cheralyn Call
  • Silver Streaks – Robert & Margery Silver
  • Struble Striders – Joan Struble
  • Team Ann – Ann-Marie Monaghan
  • Team Babs – Elisa Perry
  • Team Bob – Robert Arsenault
  • Team Chuck – Hannah Edgette
  • Team Dolan – John & Gail Dolan
  • team dominACHIN – Mike Achin
  • Team Herb – Wendy Green
  • Team Jimbo – Kelly Dorsey
  • Team K – Christine Scott
  • Team Linda – Jennifer Poor
  • Team Menard – Alyssa Menard
  • Team Mimi – Carmela Trask
  • Team OAPie – Rachel Parent
  • Team Odles – Bob McCarthy
  • Team O’Reilly – Andrea McNamee
  • The Bean Team – Jean Corduck
  • The Duke’s Band – Gulmira Maioli
  • The Jemiolas – Erin Jemiola
  • The Movers and the Shakers – Susan Curry
  • The President’s Team – Volodymyr Lyczmanenko
  • Toby’s Angels – Bianca M. DiNapoli
  • Unstoppable Backmans – Craig Backman
  • Young Lions – Max Garelick
  • Vinny’s Voyagers – Vincent Martino

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAFFLE DONORS

  • Alfredo Aiello’s Italian Foods
  • Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture
  • Bob Tullis
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston College
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brockton Rox
  • Cathi Thomas
  • Chateau Restaurant
  • David Loeser
  • Denyse Turpin
  • Flemings Steakhouse
  • F1 Boston
  • Homsy Jewelers
  • Jake's Seafood
  • JFK Museum and Library
  • Jordan’s Furniture
  • JP Licks
  • Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Kevin Maguire
  • National Amusements
  • New England Aquarium
  • Pawtucket Red Sox
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Six Flags New England
  • Sky Zone Boston
  • The Ross Family
  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
  • Water Wizz
  • Zoo New England

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