year, supporting the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia.
On Valentine's Day this year, we lost another dear friend to this disease and related illnesses. Maryanne Lorenz, longtime friend from Syracuse, NY, had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years. She had to move to a Memory Care Facility and then to skilled nursing. Her health deteriorated over the past year. I am walking this year in Memory of MARYANNE LORENZ, as well as everyone on my list, which seems to grow every year.
I am walking in HONOR of my cousin, Ann Marie Campolo, friends, Riz Minetto, Ann Nave, (form of Dementia), Mrs. Betty Valdez (form of Dementia), neighbor Andy Wolf and Joe Abel (Form of Dementia) and all those afflicted with this disease!
As always, I continue to walk in MEMORY of my Dad, Cosimo Muolo - 1997, Aunt Toni D'Eredita - 2009, Aunt Betty Muolo Chillemi - 2019, Jennie Paone - 1988, Josephine Tucci - 1992, John Skelly - 1992, John Bowe - 1992, Ron Barnell – 1998, John Rudnick, Sr. - 2001, Guerino Federico - 2005, Mrs. Angela Capasso - 2007, Mrs. Shirley Grower - 2008, Angela Czerwinski - 2015, Rose DeSocio Barzee - 2016, Sandy Ritzenhaler - 2016, Connie Calcagnino - 2020, Joseph Faruggia - 2020, Anne DeSantis - 2021, Shirley Scali - 2021, Susan Kern - 2021, Eva Blowers - 2021 and Tina Romanzi - 2021, Rosemarie Rudnick (Dementia) - 2022, as well as everyone else who has passed away from this disease.
*If there is someone that I have missed on my lists, please email me so I can pay tribute to them, as well.
I started my involvement with the Alzheimer's Association of CNY (Syracuse) at the first Memory Walk in 1992, and also was a member of the Walk Committee for many years. We organized Off-Site Memory Walks with all Lincoln Middle School students and fellow teachers from 1994 - 2010, raising over $30,000 for the CNY Chapter. In 1996, I was honored as the CNY Alzheimer's Association Volunteer of the Year. Upon my retirement and moving to Sarasota in 2012, I have been supporting both the Sarasota/Manatee County and Syracuse/Onondaga County walks.
in 2021, I was asked to join the Sarasota/Manatee County Walk Planning Committee. Last year, I continued as a member of the planning committee. With your donations, we were able to raise over $4,000 combined for the 2021 & 2022 Walks!
This year, I am continuing as a member of the Sarasota/Manatee Walk planning Committee for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease in Sarasota/Manatee Counties. The walk will take place on October 28th, 2023, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. It will be bigger and better than ever!
If you know or knew someone on my list or someone that is not, please consider joining my team "More Memories"
http://act.alz.org/goto/davemuolo2023walktoendalz Just click on this link or go to the above webpage.and can be sent to me directly to 2429 Vaccaro Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34231. I will deposit them electronically. Please send checks to be received before October 27th. I can be reached at muoloDA@netscape.net. or 315 345-8734.
If you would like to join my team and collect donations in honor or memory of someone on my list or for someone you know that is suffering with Alzheimer's or has passed, just go to my team page and join the "More Memories 2023" Team. You don't have to live in the Sarasota area. You can become a member of the team and walk in a park, in your neighborhood or not at all, but want to support the cause, you are encouraged to do so!
Your generosity and support over the past 31 years has touched my heart!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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