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Plans for a monthlong walking event, "Walk-a-Mile in Our Shoes," were announced Thursday by representatives of four participating health-care institutions.

The fund-raiser, to be held in February, will involve volunteer staff members from St. Jerome and Genesee Memorial hospitals, the Veterans Hospital in Batavia and the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Participants will seek pledges with the funds raised to go to their health care facility. Pedometers will count the miles walked each day or on each shift. The event was conceived and is being directed by Thomas A. Taylor, executive director of the St. Jerome Hospital Foundation.

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