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Windstream Partners With American Red Cross

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OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 27, the American Red Cross will hold its third annual Bridges to Caring Walk.

This year’s event includes several pieces that all come together to add up to a fun-filled day for people of all ages.

Dennis Dundon, area manager – operations for Windstream, and Karen Ferguson, branch director, American Red Cross, announce that the Windstream Green Truck Tour will be making a stop at the American Red Cross' annual Bridges to Caring Walk on Sept. 27.
Dennis Dundon, area manager – operations for Windstream, and Karen Ferguson, branch director, American Red Cross, announce that the Windstream Green Truck Tour will be making a stop at the American Red Cross' annual Bridges to Caring Walk on Sept. 27.

The event begins at the Fulton Price Chopper store and consists of a loop around the bridges of Fulton.

Walkers can choose to walk one trip around for a 1.5 mile walk or twice around for 3 miles.

This year the Red Cross has a Rewards Program that allows walkers to collect pledges and earn rewards for various donation levels.

There is a coloring contest, sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, for kids which can be accessed at the chapter website www.syrarc.org

Copies of the contest can also be picked up at the Pathfinder Bank in Fulton or the Red Cross office at 333 W. First St., Oswego.

Dennis Dundon, area manager – operations for Windstream, announced that with Windstream as a premier sponsor, the Bridges to Caring Walk has been included in the Windstream 2008 Green Truck Tour.

The Green Truck Tour travels throughout the country and in 2008 will make 90 stops in 14 different states, donating more than $200,000 to local communities.

The green truck is a refurbished 1953 pick up truck painted Windstream green with yellow and orange flames on the side.

The flames represent the company’s broadband internet speed.

For more information on the green truck and its visit to Fulton, check out the Windstream website at www.windstream.com

The stop in Fulton this year will bring not only the truck but also prizes, activities and giveaways from Windstream.

Other activities this year include a special raffle for all pre-registrants, T-shirt giveaways and other events.

For more information on the walk or a registration brochure, call the American Red Cross at 343-0967 or stop by the newly relocated office at 333 W. First St.