10/20/10 — Walk nets $60,000 to fight disease

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Walk nets $60,000 to fight disease

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on October 20, 2010 1:46 PM

More than $60,000 was raised by Saturday's Neuse Regional Alzheimer's Walk, with funds still coming in, says organizer Anne Paugh, outreach and community development director of Alzheimer's North Carolina Inc.

There was also a great turnout at this year's event, moved from Herman Park this year to Wayne Community College.

An estimated 400 people participated in the walk, Mrs. Paugh said.

Money raised will stay in the state to support research and Alzheimer's programs. The organization disaffiliated from the national program this past year.

Several awards were also distributed at the event's conclusion, primarily in the area of money raised for the cause.

CAPS of Butterball was top team fundraiser and led in the category of business. Other leaders in fundraising included Goldsboro Assisted Living Alzheimer's, assisted living care; Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, churches; Wayne Memorial Hospital, medical organizations; The Brian Center, skilled nursing facilities; Duplin County Services on Aging, senior organization; and Medical Assisting Students Association from Wayne Community College, students. Elizabeth Mitchell was top adult fundraiser.