Waterford walk to raise money for those suffering from Parkinson's disease

Waterford - The Connecticut Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association will host the Waterford Walk for Parkinson’s disease Saturday at 11 a.m. at Camp Harkness.

The 1.5-mile gentle walk will be followed by a refreshments, entertainment and raffle prizes. Proceeds from this event will support individuals and families with Parkinson’s disease.

The walk is being held in memory of Albert Weissman, a scientist who spent his career at Pfizer's Central Research facility in Groton and for many years was the manager of the neurobehavioral testing group. In 2005, Weissman, along with four colleagues from Pfizer, received the American Chemical Society Award for Team Innovation in the development of Zoloft.

Weissman battled Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years and passed away in July 2013. His wife Donna continues to support the Parkinson’s community as the support group facilitator for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Southeastern Connecticut Support Group in Groton.

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