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  9th Annual Walk-a-Thon

The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion in New York State are proud to announce it's 9th Annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit the 13 Veterans Administrative Medical Centers in New York State, the 5 New York State Veterans Homes along with Fisher House in Albany, New York. The Walk-A-Thon will take place on April 15, 2017.

This Walk-A-thon will benefit the Veterans residing at each of these facilities, assist in their care and meet some of the needs of their family members while they are visiting. These funds will help voluntary service departments purchase personal hygiene products, board games, home computers, DVD’s, coffee makers, movies passes, tickets to sporting events, phone cards, along with renovating and upgrading recreation and therapy equipment. Funds are always needed for the upkeep of the Fisher House. 

The Fisher House provides veterans families a place to stay at no charge while their loved ones are receiving medical care at Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center. The New York State Veterans Homes are assisted living homes for veterans. Recreational and social donations are always welcomed and improve the quality of life for our Veterans residing there.

With the amount of veterans returning from active duty from the conflicts in the Middle East these young men and women need the services provided at our VAMC’s in New York State and there family’s need help to adjusting to their loved ones medical condition suffered in our time of war. Let’s not forget our aging veterans who have served our country in the past. They with no doubt deserve the best in recreational and socialization programs that can be offered to them.

Make a Donation!

Our goal is to raise $120,000 plus, to benefit our Veterans residing in our Veterans facilities. Funds to be used for personal, recreational and therapy needs. We hope that each of you will participate in the walk-a-thon to the best of your ability. Thank you very much for your participation! Your pledges will directly benefit our Veterans.

  1. Participants may start collecting pledges as soon as they receive the pledge sheets. Reminder: Pledge sheets need to be turned in on walk-a-thon day, April 15, 2017.
  2. Pledges may be made by anyone. Please ask everyone who pledges if their company has a matching gift fund policy. Companies who do match pledge gifts are listed on the back of the pledge sheet.
  3. Each sponsor making a pledge should write their own name, and pledge. Participants collect the pledge in advance and turn in at registration the day of the walk.
  4. On walk-a-thon day, each participant will walk during a specified time period.
  5. Participants will be registered walkers and all pledge sheets will be collected prior to the start of the walk-a-thon.
  6. No running or jogging will be allowed. Participants are encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen if it’s sunny or bring rain gear if it’s rainy.

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