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Westchester Walk To Defeat ALS Raises Close to $200,000

Pictured at Sunday's 14th annual Walk to Defeat ALS from left are, Mark and Donna Rubin, George Oros, Fran and Bill Monti, Dorine Gordon, chapter president, and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer.
Pictured at Sunday's 14th annual Walk to Defeat ALS from left are, Mark and Donna Rubin, George Oros, Fran and Bill Monti, Dorine Gordon, chapter president, and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer. Photo Credit: Submitted

PURCHASE, N. Y. -- More than 50 teams took on the 2-mile Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, June 26, at Manhattanville College in Purchase to raise close to the $200,000 goal for the 14th annual fundraising event.

Prior to the walk, 81 percent of that goal had been collected, and more donations are coming in. The annual walk benefits the Greater New York Chapter of ALS Association , an organization helping to fund research and support people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The nearly 100-member Win The Fight team was the top team, bringing in close to $40,000 in fundraising. For a list of teams and participants, visit the walk's website .

Also Sunday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino proclaimed the day Dorine Gordon Day in Westchester County to honor Gordon, president of the Greater New York Chapter and one of the chapter's founders. She was recognized for her tireless work for the organization over the past 25 years.

George Oros, Astorino's chief of staff, presented the proclamation to Gordon at the Sunday event.

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