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Here are the 2013 Top 50 Teams. The Top Teams are determined by funds turned in as of the prize deadline of
June 21, 2013. A special thank you to all Team Captains who organized Teams across the state. These 50 Teams raised $413,199 - that is 31% of the total pledges raised.

Rank  Walk MS Location Team Name  Captain Team Total 
1 Albany Waldron's Walkers Karen Waldron $30,363.59
2 Buffalo Paving the Way to a Cure Guy Berberich $22,995.00
3 Albany God's Team Joy Toppses $19,420.00
4 Saratoga Shooters Cindy Williams $17,981.10
5 Watertown Team Nick and Friends Sheri Nichols $15,676.61
6 Buffalo  Smurfs Sandy Laspada $14,216.00
7  Rochester Smart ALecks Allison Leckinger $11,470.00
8 Lockport  Team CMD Bobbi Jo Dwyer $10,650.00
9 Greece  TEAM VANDETTA Elaine VanAtta  $10,205.25
10 Canandaigua Team PVH Cares Doreen Pool  $9,948.14
11  Mohawk Valley MS Fight Club Patti Andela $9,654.04
12 Poughkeepsie Max Effort Allyson Whittaker $8,538.00
13 Saratoga Sole Sisters and Friends Reisha Rieder $7,998.00
14 Poughkeepsie The Searchers Rebecca Low $7,587.00
15 Saratoga Adam's Europeon Contracting Teri-Lyn Spotswood $7,414.50
16 Rochester Team Clarix Amber Waasdorp $7,326.00
17 Corning/Elmira/Bath Sams Club Robin Rockwell $7,287.00
18 Syracuse Team SRC Laura McIlroy $7,126.53
19 Poughkeepsie NYSP Troop K Jeffrey Galm $6,867.00
20 Saratoga Beta Buddies Mary Beth Leonard $6,800.00
21 Buffalo Movers and Shakers Nicole Burroughs $6,761.00
22 Buffalo Keep on Moving Denise Herkey-Jarosch $6,568.00
23 Binghamton Shelley's Crew for the Cure Patti Feeney $6,477.00
24 Lockport Gray Matter Steven Gray $6,442.00
25 Buffalo Team Ingram Ronald Surdej $6,330.00
26 Watertown Team Tom Cheryl Martin $6,311.00
27 Oneonta Hands for HOPE - HOPE for A Cure Sarah Lutz $6,306.12
28 Batavia Greg's Team Arcade Center Farm Jeannine Fox $6,179.00
29 Albany Oakley's Trotters Kimberly Miller $6,150.00
30 Buffalo Walking with Ragusa Karen Ragusa $6,120.00
31 Albany Just keep smyelin David Apkarian $6,015.00
32 Binghamton Sam's Club Azalea Dennis $6,010.00
33 Greece MS Destroyers Bryan Redick $5,966.25
34 Albany Sneakers for Success Against MS Suzanne Durfee $5,807.00
  Rochester Kathy's Crew II Don Young  
  Rochester Kathy's Crew Kathleen Weider  
35   Kathy's Crew II   $5,747.00
36 Buffalo Warden's Walkers Rich Warden $5,610.00
37 Albany Bink's Bravehearts Julie Bink $5,593.00
38 Poughkeepsie Meg's MS Mission Devon Luty - Swenson $5,587.00
39 Corning/Elmira/Bath Fishtoon Day Maureen Fisher $5,573.00
40 Albany Team Docous Larinda Garrity $5,505.00
41 Rochester MS PubCrawl David Giunta $5,448.00
42 Poughkeepsie MS Warriors Cassandra Paupst $5408.13
43 Plattsburgh Sam's Club 6456 Nicole Laurin $5,375.51
  Mohawk Valley Team NYCM  Charlotte Calkins  
  Oneonta Team NYCM Elizabeth Caezza  
44   Team NYCM Kathleen Dennin $5371.75
45 Northern Chautauqua Balloon Crew Susan Zanghi $5,306.00
46 Buffalo Michelle's Supporters Michelle Clark $5,247.00
47 Saratoga David's Angels Carol Osterhout $5,233.00
48 Rochester Kelly's Crew for the Cure Kelly Ryck $5,171.00
49 Rochester Paychex, Inc. Teressa Davis $5,063.28
50 Buffalo Saccone's Supporters Janine Saccone $4,995.00




Fundraise with Facebook  

Change your profile picture to a photo of the Walk MS or National MS Society logo. It’s a constant reminder to your Facebook friends that you’re participating in Walk MS and raising funds for the Society. Send a newsfeed story using "Get the Word Out" and your friends can click directly on your status update to donate to you. Share your story of why you walk, and read stories of other participants. View your personalized fundraising badge, which includes a thermometer that keeps track of your fundraising progress and provides an easy way to check real time fundraising status.

Get your Facebook fundraising started today! Post a link on Facebook to the fundraising page in your Participant Center and let folks know how your Walk MS fundraising is going. Send a message through Facebook to all of your friends and spread the word about your fundraising. You never know who has a connection to MS. Here's a great how-to guide on raising funds through Facebook.

How to Email Your Facebook Friends

Facebook limits your messages to 20 people at a time. To send a fundraising or recruitment email to a large audience you should export your Facebook friends’ email addresses into your personal email or Participant Center. Yahoo recently released a new feature that does this for you. Once you’re logged into your Yahoo account, click on “contacts”, and then select the option to import your Facebook friends. Yahoo will take you through a step-by-step process. If you don’t have a Yahoo account, you can create one to get your Facebook contacts, and then export those email address to any email server of your choice.

Stay Up-to-Date on Walk MS News!

Walk MS Upstate New York is on Facebook. Stay updated with the latest event news and photos by joining the Walk MS Upstate New York page on Facebook.

Follow us and help us build our page! Be sure to post comments, share exciting news, and connect with other friends of the chapter.

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A Guide to Using Social Media – Tips and Tools


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