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26th Annual Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon brings in over $135,000 for Parkinson's research!


Despite the drizzly weather, Sunday, June 3rd drew a bustling crowd to the 2012 APDA (American Parkinson Disease Association) Massachusetts Walkathon. Over two-thousand eager walkers and their supporters gathered to raise funds toward Parkinson’s disease research. As in past years, the Walk took place at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA.

The Jewish Family & Children’s Services’ Tremble Clefs began the day with a choral performance as people began to explore the tables set up by vendors and sponsors. Freshly filled cannoli from Alfredo Aiello Italian Foods provided walkers with energy and the Corduck family kept busy scooping ice cream all day long.

APDA Chapter President Volodymyr Lyczmanenko, joined by APDA National representative Charlene Allo, welcomed all attendees. Kevin Maguire received a special thanks for his years of service as the APDA Massachusetts Chapter’s Treasurer. Joe Public of Kiss 108 FM joined the APDA for the second year in a row to entertain the crowd and keep everyone’s spirits high. He announced all the teams and the Walk began!

Thanks to the generous support of the Massachusetts Parkinson community, over $135,000 has been raised!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.

To all of our donors, we offer our utmost thanks. For the second year in a row, we congratulate Perfect Placement Solutions for their incredible fundraising success, raising over $12,000 for their team. They were closely followed by Marti’s Marchers; Muscles in Motion; Shaken, Not Stirred; and Carole’s Crusaders. This year, over eighty teams participated - a new record for the MA Chapter Walk! Check out our website at apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/mawalk2012 to see the incredible job all the teams and individual walkers did!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALK COMMITTEE

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Michael Achin
  • Gail Achin
  • Zack Achin
  • Marie Auguste
  • Julia Bennick
  • Jeff Bolen
  • Cory Brett
  • Janet Brown
  • Tami DeAngeles
  • Debbie Case
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Alex Deal
  • Melissa Diggin
  • Diane Durkee
  • Sid Durkee
  • Terry Ellis
  • Nancy Fine
  • Marcia Goldfinger
  • Beth Hagan
  • Carol Hanigan
  • Amanda Hemmesch
  • Gabe Kornilowicz
  • Rick Mirkin
  • Laurie Pant
  • Paul Proulx
  • Elaine Proulx
  • Nancy Smithburger
  • Billy Stapleton
  • Marty Thomas
  • Tremble Clefs
  • Colleen Turpin
  • Mike Turpin
  • Laurie Jo Tullis
  • Bob Tullis
  • Jeanne Vautour
  • Leslie Velazquez-Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALK TEAMS & CAPTAINS

  • Allen’s Activists – Sharon & Joshua Grady
  • Bean’s Team - Jeanne Corduck
  • Beattys! - Meaghan Beatty
  • Bill Mitchell - Kristen Mitchell
  • Bill’s Team - Karyl Wile
  • BUMC Neurology - Vanessa Blais
  • Canary Birds - Jessica Canary
  • Carole’s Crusaders - Kimberly Creem
  • Charlie’s Crew - Kimberly Morrissey
  • Chevy’s Chasers - Suzie Doyle
  • Daddio - Katherine Monahan
  • Daddy & His Dopamines - Tim & Ginny Potter
  • Dave’s Divas & Dudes - David McDonald
  • Defeat Parkinson - Craig Backman
  • Dopa Schmopa - Donna Leitao
  • Dubman Family - Irene Dubman
  • Ed’s Striders - Jane Comeau
  • Elaine’s Angels - Elaine & Jim Fontaine
  • Ellen’s Girls -  Janel Spector
  • Fitzie’s Fans - Jennifer LaFountain
  • G’Squared - Kelli Hyland
  • Generally Good - Andrea Keene
  • Gunnar - AJA  Cooke
  • H.A.V - Andrea Kingman
  • Hall’s Harriers - Ruth Scully Hall
  • Hamel Ten Pins - Nancy LaMonica
  • Jack’s Pack - Jennifer Glanville
  • Jiggs Team - Jilian Lucini
  • Jimmy B’s Team - Sharon Blankenship
  • JLJ Movers - Mary Beth Johnson
  • Kaki’s Kindreds - Joe Riggi
  • Ken’s Krew - Nadine Brodie
  • Leo’s Angels - Ashley Allen
  • Loeser’s Team - David Loeser
  • Ma Salley’s Movers and Shakers - Beth Ferreira
  • Marti’s Marchers - Benjamin Marchant
  • Martin J Foley Jr. - Brenda Kimball
  • McCrazies - Patrick McCrave
  • Movers and Shakers - Susan Curry
  • Muscles in Motion - Tracy Pekarski
  • Nana’s Tribe - Anne Caradonna
  • Paananen Crusaders - Teresa Paananen
  • Papa Paul’s Peeps - Brandon Westfield
  • Papa’s Angels - Samantha Cote
  • Perfect Placement Solutions - Rochelle Tobin
  • Phillip E. Griffin – The Road Runners - Mary Ellen Griffin
  • PO & Co. Beating PD - Timna Serino
  • Pop’s Caddies - Amy Semanscin
  • President’s Team - Volodymyr Lyczmanenko
  • Raji - Poongothai Pillai
  • Rich’s Team - Richard Ross
  • Rob’s Rooter’s - Sarah MacLennan
  • Robbins Raiders - Melissa Mahr
  • Rope-a-Dopa - Sherrie Saint John
  • Roy’s Kids - Sharon Manz
  • Ruthie’s Radicals - Elizabeth Bouhmadouche
  • Sandy’s Angels - Kris Stapleton
  • Shaken, Not Stirred - Steven Smith
  • Sheldon’s Squad - Rosalyn Nascimento
  • Sheri’s Angels - Tiffany Call
  • Struble Striders - Joan Struble
  • Team Ann - AnnMarie Monaghan
  • Team Barker - Jacqui Barker
  • Team Bob A – Marilyn Arsenault
  • Team Chuck - Hannah Edgette
  • Team Dolan - Rose Eckler
  • Team Herb - Elaine & Ed Reiser
  • Team Jack - Paula Farina Pollis
  • Team Jay and Marie Walsh - Marion Frost
  • Team Jim - Linda Kane
  • Team Jimbo - Kelly Dorsey
  • Team K - Ruth Kajunski
  • Team Martin J. Foley Jr. - Joshua Kimball
  • Team O’Reilly - Andrea McNamee
  • Team Paul - Shelley Joseph
  • Team Silverman - Stephen Silverman
  • Team Timilty - Richard Timilty
  • Team Walsh - Nancy Stevens
  • The May Belles - Kym Brothers
  • The Mighty Macs - Robert McCarthy
  • The Wicked Walkahs - Jeff Saret
  • Walkers and Singers - Priscilla Elliot
  • Witteman’s Angels - Heather Witteman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS IN KIND

  • Alfredo Aiello Italian Foods
  • Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boston College
  • Brockton Rox
  • Cathi Thomas
  • David Loeser
  • Denyse Turpin
  • F1 Boston
  • Jillian’s / Lucky Strike Lanes
  • Jordan’s Furniture
  • JP Licks
  • Keith Ciccone
  • Laurie-Jo Tullis
  • National Amusement Theatres
  • New England Aquarium
  • New England Revolution
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Regina Pizzeria / Polcari’s Italian Restaurant
  • Sky Zone Boston
  • Water Wizz

Please let us know if we have left your name off any of these lists and we will correct it immediately!