NORTHFIELD — Nearly 200 took part in the 1st annual fund-raising run/walk in Northfield for Boston University's Alzheimers Research Center. The walk's title was The Timmons Team, named for Ginny Timmons, the mother of nine who was recently found to be in the beginning stage of the disease.
After numerous presentations to nearby Rotary and Knights of Columbus groups, meeting others in various settings, Timmons says she was cognizant of the disease's prevalence and the the need for research to find a cure.
Financial support was provided by Rob Pearlman's Sun Private Equities, F.B.I. Contractor, Eurasian Auto, Grevior Furniture, Golden Crest, Northfield Dipsy Doodle Ice Cream , Franklin Savings Bank, Joe and Grace LePlante Family, and Concord's Bagel Works; and donations of time from First Student Bus Company drivers Carl Stockbridge and Kim Michaels; Tilton School faculty Stephen Poirier, Sandy Hollingsworth and Mike Landroche; and balloons from the Laconia Party Store and other items from Tilton Walgreens and Tilton Praise Assembly Church .