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Walk raises research funds

Lucille Racine and her grandson, Daniel, at the annual Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Walk.

Lucille Racine and her grandson, Daniel, at the annual Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Walk. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

“It changes your life,” Mr. Cronk said.

This is the second year the team “Ellen’s Rebellion” participated in the walk, raising $1,500 last year and $5,300 this year.

“There are too many people with the disease,” Mr. Cronk said.

Mrs. Racine worries about the rest of her loved ones, as Alzheimer’s disease seems to run in the family.

“We have to do more research.”

Currently, there is no cure, which is one reason Mrs. Racine believes it is so important to hold events to raise funds for research.

Her husband loved the outdoors and was a machinist.

When they were newlyweds, she purchased a rolling pin and there was a crack in it. He vowed to make her another one.

Over the years, he dried a large piece of wood, and one of the last things he did for her before entering the nursing home was make a rolling pin.

“I make a lot of pies.”

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