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Here are the 2014 top 50 teams. The top teams were determined by funds turned in as of the prize deadline of June 27, 2014.
These 50 teams raised $415,201 - that is 31% of the total pledges raised!  Congratulations to all those that made the list! 
A special thank you goes out to all Team Captains who organized teams across the state!

Rank  Walk MS Location Team Name  Captain Team Total 
1 Albany Waldron's Walkers Karen Waldron $34,343.00
2 Buffalo Paving the Way to a Cure Guy Berberich $26,600.00
3 Saratoga Shooters Cindy Williams $19,371.35
4 Albany God's Team Joy Toppses $17,525.00
5 Saratoga Team Boucher MS Scwalkers Mark Boucher $16,065.00
6 Lockport #MSSUCKS Bobbi Jo Dwyer $10,900.00
7  Poughkeepsie Max Effort Alluson Whittaker $10,513.98
8 Buffalo   Team PVH Cares Doreen Poole $10,365.12
9 Watertown Team Nick and Friends Sheri Nichols $9,552.00
10 Mohawk Valley MS Fight Club Patti Andela $9,102.33
11 Buffalo Walking With Ragusa Karen Ragusa $8,665.00
12 Rochester Smart ALecks Allison Leckinger $8,456.00
13 Greece Team Vandetta Elaine VanAtta $8,210.00
14 Saratoga Sole Sisters and Friends Reisha Rieder $7,935.00
15 Poughkeepsie The Searchers Rebecca Low $7,874.93
16 Buffalo Team Ingram Ronald Surdej $7,766.00
17 Binghamton Shelley's Crew for the Cure Patti Feeney $7,499.35
18 Albany Bink's Bravehearts Julie Bink $7,401.00
19 Buffalo Smurfs Sandy Laspada $7,231.00
20 Rochester MS PubCrawl David Giunta $7,217.00
21 Batavia Gidgets Gang Elaine Stefani $7,184.00
22 Watertown Team Tom Cheryl Martin $7,132.00
23 Albany Oakley's Trotters Kimberly Miller $6,850.00
24 Lockport Gray Matter Steven Gray $6,840.00
25 Albany Just Keep Smyelin David Apkarian $6,741.57
26 Buffalo Saccone's Supporters Janine Saccone $6,660.00
27 Albany Netter's Go-Getters Walk Lippmann $6,585.00
28 Binghamton Team Donna Donna Richter $6,540.00
29 Jamestown Team DJ Douglas Brown $6,510.00
30 Buffalo Juliekins Natalie Golubski $6,268.00
31 Binghamton Homer Brink Chuck Catherine DeLuca $6,222.00
32 Rochester Karrie's Care Bears Karrie Tiefel $6,165.00
33 Buffalo Warden's Walkers Rich Warden $6,155.00
34 Buffalo Michelle's Supporters Michelle Clark $6,065.00
35  Rochester Travers Old Travelers Richard Yates $5,787.50
36 Batavia Greg's Team Arcade Center Farm Jeannine Fox $5,661.00
37 Buffalo Mark's Minions Lucinda Farrauto $5,520.00
38 Poughkeepsie NYSP Troop K Jeffrey Galm $5,514.15
39 Mohawk Valley Team Steven Amver Wood $5,385.00
40 Albany MS Terminators Susan Horn $5,382.00
41 Buffalo Mover & Shakers Nicole Burroughs $5,286.00
42 Canandaigua Team FLX Molly Linehan $5,160.00
43 Rochester Wacky Walkers Amy Aeckerle $5,039.00
44 Saratoga David's Angels Carol Osterhout $5,033.00
45 Albany Jim's Auto Sales Sue Saburro $5,021.00
46 Buffalo Team Ghiandoni Lisa Ghiandoni $4,977.56
47 Mohawk Valley Team CARE Ann MarieRuth $4,895.00
48 Saratoga Jamie's Buddies Jamie Rajter $4,876.47
49 Rochester Shelly's Stampede Michael Colway $4,855.00
50 Corning/Elmira/Bath Fishtoon Day Maureen Fisher $4,793.00




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.

If you do not already have a Facebook account, sign up for one at

A Guide to Using Social Media – Tips and Tools


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