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McDuffee Leads Stop Alzheimer’s Now Walk in Minnesota

The Walk raised over $20,000 to go towards awareness and research efforts for Alzheimer's disease.

2016_SAN_Walk_Group_Photo_sm.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN—Shaun McDuffee, Senior Vice President of North Star Resource Group and Founder of Stop Alzheimer’s Now, led the non-profit organization’s eighth walk from July 23rd through July 25th in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Founded in 2013, Stop Alzheimer’s Now (SAN) has committed to walking a total of 3,652 miles across the United States to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

McDuffee and a group of fellow North Star financial advisors have completed 8 walks across 12 states since 2013, resulting in over 700 miles walked to date. Motivated by loved ones suffering from the disease and the caregivers supporting them, SAN is committed to raising funds to dedicate towards research for a cure by walking in all 50 states.

The July Minnesota walk took place over 3 days in Minneapolis and St. Paul, totaling 50 miles. 12 individuals walked all 3 days—the most individuals to finish a full walk. The first day of the walk, Saturday, July 23rd, was the first SAN walk open to public participation. 56 registered individuals participated in the 16.5 mile walk, persevering through the stormy weather all morning, while an additional 24 volunteers helped to facilitate the walk throughout the day. The Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation co-sponsored the event and matched the registration fee of every North Star advisor and team member who participated. Community sponsors of the event included Papa John’s Pizza (who contributed 20 pizzas), Lake Monster Brewery (who contributed a barrel of beer to walkers), Evolv LifeBars, the Seward Co-op in Minneapolis and Mike Mussman from K102/KFAN. The total amount raised from the walk came to over $20,000, bringing the total raised to date by the organization to $235,000. SAN plans to make the open participation Minnesota walk an annual event.

To learn more about Stop Alzheimer’s Now, visit http://stopalzheimersnow.org/. To stay up to date with the organization, like their Facebook page.

About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides both individuals and businesses with the resources to help create, preserve and protect their wealth. North Star has more than 120 full time advisors and over 150 employees. In a network of 44 offices in 23 states, they have contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 120,000 individuals and small businesses. In 2015, North Star was the winner of the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics*, the Recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award and listed as one of Minnesota Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit www.NorthStarFinancial.com.

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North Star Consultants, Inc. - Insurance Products and Services. CRI Securities, LLC - Securities and Investments. Securian Financial Services, Inc. - Variable Products and Securities.*Awards are based primarily on criteria relative to leadership, achievement, recruiting, management practices, community service, team unity and education. Sales are not a consideration. There is no fee associated with this award. Companies must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau for consideration. Working with this advisor or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

North Star Resource Group offers securities and investment advisory services through CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.  Members FINRA/SIPC.  CRI Securities, LLC is affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. and North Star Resource Group. North Star Resource Group is not affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. North Star Resource Group is independently owned and operated.

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For Immediate Release

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Kristen Bernsteen
PR & Social Media Specialist
North Star Resource Group
612.617.6018
Kristen.Bernsteen@northstarfinancial.com

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