Local woman raising money, awareness for Alzheimer’s

ALBANY – Norwich resident and Siena College alum Tiffany McNeil is set to walk in Albany on Saturday, Oct. 12, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

This is the second year McNeil has been a member of a participating team, and this year’s goal for the group is $10,000. Thus far, they have raised almost 34 percent of their goal, $3,380.

“My college roommate works at Albany Medical Center in the Alzheimer’s Unit,” said McNeil when asked how she became involved and interested with the Alzheimer’s Association. She added it is important to help out when possible, and the walk – and its fundraising efforts – are a great opportunity for people to learn more about a disease that affects many individuals and families on a local level.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the country’s largest organized event with the goal of fostering cognizance regarding the diagnosis, care, support for those affected, and research. The walk is held at more than 600 locations nationwide. Other locations include Oneonta, Utica-Rome, Syracuse and Binghamton. McNeil’s connection with her Alma Mater is one of the driving forces behind her participation in the capital region’s event.

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