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Boilermaker 3-Mile Walk brings out both young and old

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Under beautiful sunshine and perfect temperatures, several hundred people walked the campus of the Masonic Care Community on Saturday morning in the 14th Annual Boilermaker 3 Mile Walk.
 
Walk coordinator Marie Seiselmyer says this event was introduced during Boilermaker Weekend back in 2001 as a way to give more people a chance to participate in Utica's biggest event, "It means they're part of the Boilermaker experience.  They may not be able to run, but they can walk, and they'll enjoy it that way."
 
Patricia Mcglynn of Utica walked this year for the very first time.  She and about a dozen other members of Weight Watchers wore bright neon green tee-shirts.  Mcgylnn says she didn't walk last year when she was 65 pounds heavier, "I love it, there's so much excitement."
 
Some walkers also wore tee shirts with a different cause on them, including a group walking to raise awareness about Congenital Muscular Dystrophic or C.M.D.  with the name 'Finley' on their back.  Two year old Finley Sanchez who suffers from C.M.D. and his great uncle Chuck Cappiccille says rare diseases like these need all the awareness they can get, especially C.M.D., "Which is a rare form of Muscular Dystrophic, there's only 2,200 children in the entire world who have this disease."
 
After the 3 mile walk was over, everyone was treated to a post walk celebration at Masonic Care Community.  
 

The food was all donated by Walmart. 

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