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2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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AIDS Walk/Run

Team Upstate raised more than $3,000 at the 18th Annual AIDS Walk/Run, held June 6 at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. Proceeds from the event are used to support basic needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Ray Joss of Clinical Pathology served as the head team captain. Edgar Johnson of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action was captain.

Annual AIDS Walk/Run

Team members pictured from left, front row (holding the "Aids Walk Banner"): Dan Fox and Donna Becker. Second row, from left: Amy Fox, Edgar Johnson, Thelma Jack, Duane Bodah, Joe Bartholomew, David Martin, MD, Becky Aiken, Ray Joss, Elizabeth Reed, Justin Reed, Hadeel Shanaa. Back row, from left: Dan Baron, Victoria Cooper, Connie Douglas, Kim Douglas, Daniele Michaud, and Jean Sgroi. Not pictured: Ruth Frey, Selena Martin, Jaleesa Martin, Ala Shanaa. Edgar Johnson of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion was captain.

Upstate Wins Award at Annual Duck Race to End Racism

Karin-Franklin, MC, announces that Upstate Medical University was the winner of the corporate duck race at the Community-wide Dialog's Duck Race to End Racism, held on Saturday, June 12 at Syracuse's Inner Harbor. As the winning corporate team, Upstate employees drew the name of the non-profit agency to receive a $1,000 donation: the Huntington Family Center. Upstate's duck, decorated to highlight Upstate's Cancer Center, was a two-time winner. It also won the "best dressed duck" award.

Annual Duck Race to End Racism

Team Upstate, pictured from left to right: Christian O'Brien (holding the winning duck), Ashley Sprague; Edgar Johnson, and Donna Bruch (behind Franklin). The annual Community-wide Dialog's Duck Race to End Racism, is hosted by InterFaith Works.

Team Upstate Participates in Juneteenth Parade

Upstate marcher at Juneteenth Parade

Juneteenth Parade marchers, from left to right: Arielle Ruiz, Nydaisha Brown, Edgar Johnson of Diversity and Affirmative Action; Audra Wickham of Otolaryngology; Tomisha Davis of Otolaryngology; Carla Thomas, Shadelle Alexander and Selma Wickham.

Sickle Cell Walk

Sickle Cell Anemia Walk

Upstate Medical University's Sickle Cell Parents Group and Team Upstate employees joined members of the People's AME Zion Church of Syracuse for the third annual "Sickle Cell Walk" Sept. 18 at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool. The 5k walk was organized by the church and led by the Rev. Daren C. Jaime, to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and to raise funds for patient care and research at Upstate University Hospital and the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

Since 2007, the People's AME Zion Church of Syracuse has raised more than $4,500 for patient care and research on sickle cell at Upstate. Since the December earthquake, the church has also raised $700 for medical supplies for Haiti, which they donated to Upstate's Office of Global Health Education for distribution by "Team Haiti," the five Upstate medical students who are doing volunteer work at a hospital and orphanage in Haiti.

Veterans' Day Parade

Upstate at Veteran's Day Parade

Elton Garvin, US Army veteran; Chris Sanders, US Army; and Willie White, US Army veteran led Team Upstate at the CNY Veterans Parade, held on Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 in downtown Syracuse.

Entire group of Vet's parade marchers Rhonda Butler, parade marshall; Edgar Johnson, US Army veteran; Emma Tucker, granddaughter of veterans; David Sikora (face obscured), US Air Force veteran; Thelma Jack, mother of veteran; Frank Chiarilli, son of veteran; Donald Sadeckas, US Army veteran; Jemma Ash, relative of veterans; April Sadeckas, mother of soldiers, wife of veteran; Maxine Thompson, relative of veterans; Ray Mingo, US Army veteran; Elton Garvin, US Army veteran; Willie White, US Army veteran; Chris Sanders, US Army; Peter Banks, British Army veteran; Karen Banks and Syd Banks, family of veteran; and Ted Spadatto, US Army veteran.