Fifty-two walkers completed the Island’s eighth annual, four-mile Miles of Memories Alzheimer’s Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. The fastest participants were Lara Uva and Donna Leon, who completed the walk in just over an hour. Willy Binks ran the race and came in first.
The slowest walker actually rolled across the finish line: Florence Bruder was in a wheelchair, pushed by her daughter, M.J. Bruder Munafo, and playwright Maureen Hourihan. The eldest walker, Josephine Spahr, age 100, also cruised along in a wheelchair, pushed by the Rev. Arlene Bodge.
Participants in the walk raised more than $9,000, and these funds will be used for support groups and services for families of people with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, contact Kristine Callahan at Kriscal3@aol.com or by cell phone 508-360-0248.