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Roads closed in Dalton Nov. 5 morning for sold-out Dalessandro memorial race

DGKN staff report

DALTON  Roads will be closed at certain points throughout the village for the Rich Dalessandro Memorial event on the morning of Nov. 5.

The race begins at 9 a.m. Road closures will be at parts of state route 94, Wenger Road, Main Street, and Mill Street.

The race is sold out.

This is the 15th and final year for the family event created to raise money for leukemia research and benefit local families with leukemia. This race was founded by the Dalessandro family in memory of their son and brother, Rich Dalessandro. Rich passed away after a strong battle with leukemia on April 29, 2007. Proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help fund research for this disease and local families battling leukemia.

The 2022 recipient is Elizabeth Simmers, a mom of 6 kids who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) last December. She continues to battle this disease and will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September. She lives in North Lawrence and works in Dalton as a nurse. Blood cancer runs in her family, as her brother Tim passed away from lymphoma 6 years ago. The family has great financial need with mounting medical bills and time off work.

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