HIGH NOTES: 5k run for kids with disabilities, fundraiser for fire victims

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In West Sand Lake, a 5k event raised $25,000 to help regional athletes with disabilities from STRIDE Adaptive Sports. The 12th Annual Strides 4 STRIDE event raised money to support sports and recreation programs for participants with disabilities, helping hundreds of individuals with different abilities to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles, according to a press release. Sponsors included American National Insurance, the presenting sponsor, as well as AllSquare Wealth Management, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; CAP COM Federal Credit Union; NPA Financial, Lavelle & Finn, LLP, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Rust-Oleum and Stars 4 Troops. In-kind sponsors included Hannaford and Stewarts. For more information, contact Megan Evans, program director, at 518-598-1279, [email protected]

In Schenectady, donations are being collected through a GoFundMe page to help out a local couple that lost all its belongings in a fire last month. The fire on May 31 destroyed a home at 911 Strong Str. occupied by Jenn Call, her boyfriend and their three dogs. All of the occupants and the three dogs escaped injury, but one of the dogs had to be rescued by firefighters. The couple lost all their belongings, including their clothes, in the blaze, Call says on the GoFundMe page. As of Friday, contributors had donated $180 toward the fund. For more information and to donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/we-have-nothing-left-from-house-fire.

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