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Mahopac Walks for Multiple Sclerosis

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Madeline’s Marchers show their support. Credits: Bob Dumas
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The kids create signs to support Walk MS: Putnam 2017. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Cathy Tarpey, Rose Stern and Jason Farney, part of team Kevin’s Clan, get ready for the start of the Walk. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Debbie Bennett, director of program and services for the National MS Society, addresses the crowd. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Madison McCabe sings the national anthem. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Dustin Lucas with his children Cameron and Carter, get ready to walk for “nana and Uncle Ray.” Credits: Bob Dumas
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Volunteers Brianna Patippe, Amy Ostos, Sabrina Contreras and Savanna Buechett shout encouragement to the walkers at the starting line. Credits: Bob Dumas
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Karen Ann Vangor, chair of the MS Walk’s planning committee, left, and her mom, Rochelle Vangor, who helped out as well Credits: Bob Dumas
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Walk MS: Putnam 2017, the annual walk for multiple sclerosis, was held Sunday, April 24, and more than 100 walkers and teams came out to raise money for the cause.

The walkers gathered in the parking lot of the Mahopac firehouse on Route 6 before embarking down the Putnam Trailway bike path off Croton Falls Road.

The group raised nearly $30,000 for the cause, coming close to last year’s Walk total of $35,365, in which 169 walkers participated.

The event was overseen by Karen Ann Vangor, chair of the planning committee. It was attended by local dignitaries, including Deputy Supervisor Frank Lombardi, who led the ribbon-cutting for the start of the walk, and Putnam County Judge James Reitz.

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