For the 8th time in the last 10 years, I will be participating in the Ride to Defeat ALS on July 16th in and around Mt. Angel, Oregon. 2022's fundraising effort is especially important to me as a dear friend and classmate has started living with this disease in the last year. This is my first social media fundraising attempt for any cause and I hope that you will join me to make it successful. I will try to complete a 62+ mile (100 kilometer) ride, but if the weather or my somewhat aging body doesn't cooperate, I may have to stop at 50 miles.
Please consider supporting my efforts by giving a tax deductible donation towards my goal. Please know any amount helps and every dollar makes a difference.
You may also join my team by registering today and commit to your own personal fundraising efforts of raising $150 or more. The more, the merrier, and together, we will have an amazing ride.
This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease in our local communities and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and ultimately, a cure.
With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease while also having a great time. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs a person of their ability to walk, speak, swallow and eventually breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages only 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. In a very short period of time, the person and their family need a myriad of services and support The ALS Association is their one-stop-shop.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone.
The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter supports families living with ALS at each and every stage of the disease. Through local monthly support groups, medical equipment loan closets, caregiver support, partnerships with multi-disciplinary clinics, and so much more - services are provided at no cost to the person with ALS and their family. The local chapter receives no government or insurance funding, but is supported through events like the Ride to Defeat ALS.
Help create change in the ALS community. Support my efforts or join my team today!