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2103 RAISE Award medallionMost Impactful Community Fundraising Event

Somers Walk for Stroke


This award honors an individual or group making a unique and impactful effort to raising funds and stroke awareness in their community.


The Somers Walk for Stroke is a 3-mile walk through the hills of Somers, NY. Organized by two sisters, Lisa Serio and Valerie Goodwin, impacted by their mother’s stroke four years ago, this event has been an inspiration to surrounding communities wanting to hold their own events. Their annual event participants have grown in number each year and, over the past three years, they have raised over $30,000. Somers Walk for Stroke not only raises money but also brings the entire community together to raise stroke awareness.

Photo of Valerie and Lisa

Valerie Goodwin, left, and Lisa Serio, right.

Photo collage of Somers Walk for Stroke
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RAISE Awards program is supported by funding provided by Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Colorado Business Bank, Genentech Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Inc. Partnership.

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