Our classmate, Kevin Heller, lost his battle in early January 2021 to ALS, but the fight continues, and we would like to honor him by raising much needed funds for the ALS community this year. We know that Kevin would want us to continue the fight in his honor!
Kevin was in Company C4 as a Cadet where he rose to the rank of Cadet Captain. Kevin was an outstanding swimmer all four years as well as a member of the Dialectic Society in his precious spare time.Kevin branched Armor, and, after a short stint as a swim coach at the Prep School, was initially assigned in 1984 to the 5/32 Armor at Fort Stewart, Georgia followed by Headquarters Victory Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia.
In 1988 Kevin followed his Army service with a stellar sales career with various companies: Nalco Chemical, Baxter Healthcare, Vignette, Greenplum, Oracle, and Looker.
In 2019, Kevin was diagnosed with ALS. As with every challenge, Kevin faced it head-on. Kevin started Team #GiveEmHeller and raised the most funds in the 15-year history of the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS. Kevin lived life large right up until his last fighting breath. What a great example to leave this world with dignity helping others with ALS. All the funds we raise this week will be donated to Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association for their Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS in Kevin’s honor as they continue to make a difference in the lives of others impacted by this devastating disease.
If you would like to make a donation online, please click on the "donate now" button on this page. If you would like to join team #GiveEmHeller at the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk on Saturday, September 24, you can click on "Join #GiveEmHeller's Team" and choose from six ride routes in the beautiful Napa Valley, a short walk, or as a volunteer!