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Walk This Spring for a Cause

After a long, snowy winter, getting outside to walk in the spring is appealing enough but carries even greater importance when it benefits organizations working to improve the health of our region’s residents. The “walking season” kicks off in May. Most courses are three miles with an option of walking shorter distances.


May 4 May 10 May 18

JDRF Albany Walk
to Cure Diabetes

University at Albany campus

Funds raised support research to find a cure for and help those living with Type-1 diabetes, a disease that is on the rise. The walk is being chaired by Daniel Pickett, chairman and CEO of nfrastructure and Albany Med board member. The goal is to raise a total of $378,000.

Contact: Lisa Duggan at
Nancy Jones, RN, at
or call 262-5588

American Heart Association Heart Walk
The Crossings of Colonie

The walk supports efforts to fight heart disease, the nation’s number one killer of men and women. Last year, Albany Med fielded the area’s largest team for this event, raising more than $28,000 for the cause. The Heart Walk is being chaired by leaders at SEFCU.

Contact: Bonnie Peterson
at 262-8138 or
or register online at

Walk to
Cure Arthritis
The Crossings of Colonie

The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to
fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, including funding research focused on finding a cure.

Contact: Heidi Barcomb
at 456-1203 or

All employees who participate in the walks will receive Albany Med T-shirts. Contact Sara Rindenello at 262-3421 for more information.