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Stop Alzheimer’s Now to host 3rd annual walk in Minneapolis

All funds raised from the walk will go toward awareness and research efforts for Alzheimer’s disease.

MINNEAPOLIS — Stop Alzheimer’s Now, led by North Star Senior Vice President Shaun McDuffee, will once again be hosting their 3rd Annual Walk & Fundraising Event in the Twin Cities. The event, which will take place on Saturday, July 21, has a fundraising goal of $5,000.

Founded in 2013 by McDuffee, Stop Alzheimer’s Now (SAN) is a non-profit organization committed to walking a total of 3,652 miles across each state in the U.S. to raise both awareness and funds for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

McDuffee and a group of fellow North Star advisors, leaders and team members have completed 13 walks to date, totaling 908 miles in 15 states. With an ultimate goal of eradicating Alzheimer’s disease by 2020, SAN strives to serve as a resource for both those suffering from the disease and their loved ones. The organization frequently shares stories from those affected by the disease and provides opportunities for others to do so via both their website and social media accounts. Since 2013, SAN has raised over $310,000 and has donated $100,000 to the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Kansas Medical Center, respectively.

The Twin Cities walk this July will be the 3rd annual walk in the area and is the first recurring walk that the organization has implemented. All funds raised will once again be matched by the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation, which designates Alzheimer’s disease as one of the core causes that it contributes to. The 5k walk/fun run, open to all ages, will kick off at 12:00 p.m. at Kelley Park in Apple Valley, MN. A fundraising event, “Ales for Awareness,” will follow immediately after the walk at Panino Brothers also in Apple Valley, where food and drink specials will accompany a silent auction and raffles prizes.

To register for the walk, make a donation or learn more ways to get involved, click here.

Stay up to date with the organization and future walks by liking their Facebook page. 20,000 likes to the Facebook page will unlock a pledged $40,000 donation.

To learn more about Stop Alzheimer’s Now, visit

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For Immediate Release

Kristen Bernsteen
North Star Resource Group