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Part of the Merchants team at the Alzheimer’s Association 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Buffalo, New York.

Merchants Sponsors and Participates in 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s


On a sunny, warm September Saturday, a group of Merchants colleagues and their families joined fundraising teams from all over Western New York to participate in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The 1.8 mile walk around Buffalo’s Outer Harbor is one of more than 600 annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s events held around the nation, making this the largest event to support Alzheimer’s awareness and fundraising in the world!

This year’s Buffalo and Erie County walk took place on Saturday, September 30, 2023.


Pictured: The Alessandra family at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Mike Alessandra (second from right) organizes Merchants’ sponsorship and participation in the annual event.

Special thanks to Michael Alessandra (Assistant Vice President – Internal Audit) for once again organizing Merchants’ sponsorship and participation in this great event for an important cause!

Michael Alessandra is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York.




Merchants Insurance Group began sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Association‘s Buffalo and Erie County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2017 and is proud to continue its sponsorship, participation, and support for this event.



Learn more about Merchants’ philanthropic involvement across its local communities here.



About the Alzheimer’s Association

“The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. Visit or call 800.272.3900.”

Katherine Trautwein

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group sells its products through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. We sell our products through independent insurance agents because we believe they provide value to policyholders through their broad range of products and their insurance expertise.