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Nine years ago, the patriarch of our family, Irvin Ketner, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  While the diagnosis came with a host of questions and fears, one thing was clear; we would fight together as a family.  For twelve years, we watched Irvin lose more and more of his independence, but still show signs of his sense of humor.  In fact, that's where our team got our name!  Taylor, Irvin's first great grandchild, was sitting on the table at a family gathering around the age of 2.  Irvin, in his most perfect Pennsylvania Dutch accent, laughingly told her repeatedly to "Get off the table, Mabel" to which Taylor laughed to tears over for the next 20 minutes.  From then on our beloved Irvin had been called Mabel.

As a family, we knew we wanted to do more to support Irvin, his wife and caretaker, Grace, and everyone else fighting Alzheimer's.  Mabel's Marchers started in 2013 by Melissa Gruber, Irvin's first granddaughter, with 15 family members and a few friends who raised around $800. By 2018, Mabel's Marchers grew to 50 team members and raised over $18,000!  

On January 20, 2019, we lost our sweet Irvin. He fought this battle with the most incredible strength and downright stubbornness, refusing to give up, right up to the very end. This year we fundraise not only to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and to spread awareness, but in memory of our guardian angel, Irvin.

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at Penn State Berks on October 5, 2019! Together we can fight Alzheimer's!

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8166.82

We have raised

20000

Our Goal

Team Progress
of Goal
$8,166 Raised
$20,000.00
41% Achieved

Top Donors

Team Honor Roll
West Side Wood Products
$2,000
Spring Sub Sale
$1,440
Plum Creek Farm LLC
$300
Anonymous
$250
DAVID KETNER
$250
Anonymous
$250
P Whelihan
$247
Brenden James
$200
Rob & April Reinhart
$200
James Schlegel
$175
Fulton Elementary School
$120
Beth A Shurr
$120
Emily sub sale
$105
Tracy Pond
$100
Pam Blosser
$100
Ron and Karen Hix
$100
Darrell Kohler
$100
Anonymous
$100
Your fulton girls
Tim Shultis
$75
Anonymous
$75
Cheryl Henne
$75
John DeNunzio
$75
John Dougherty and Susan Head
$60
Facebook Fundraiser
$60
John Dougherty and Susan Head
Facebook Fundraiser
$60
Brenden sub sale
$60
Mike and Sharon Schaeffer
$50
Charles Reidler
$50
Harold Gruber
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Anonymous
$50
June & Rick
$50
Becky Masleh
$50
Kayla
$50
Daryl Emerich
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Pop Pop Gruber
Pappy and Gail
$40
Ginger Mengel
$40
Emily Kohler
$40
Liza Hoppes
$35
Anonymous
Cathy S Liebars
John and Lynn Masino
Joyce Deisemann
$35
Terry Hasenauer
$35
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Karen & Mike Cleveland
$25
Top Donors
West Side Wood Products
Spring Sub Sale
Plum Creek Farm LLC
Anonymous
DAVID KETNER

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