Penn Emblem controller Anthony Taverno participates in the 2016 Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The annual two-mile walk occurs nationwide and is designed at raising awareness and funds for combatting the debilitating disease. This year’s November 12 Philadelphia walk raised more than $1.1 million and featured 971 teams.
For Taverno, participating in the event strikes close to home.
“We walked for my Uncle Ron, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s about four years ago,” he explains.
Taverno’s team featured a total of three people including his daughter Maddie, and their friend Lacy. In addition to Taverno, other Penn Emblem employees participated in the walk, including a 110-member team lead by accounting supervisor Janine Curran, Judy’s Gang. Penn Emblem donated $100 to each team and provided Taverno’s team with T-shirts for the event.
The 2016 walk marks the first time Penn Emblem has participated in the event, and Taverno says the company “definitely” plans to participate in upcoming Walks to End Alzheimer’s.
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