Thank you for helping me reach my Ride to Defeat ALS fundraising goal!
This year is especially meaningful to me as a dear friend of mine, Paul Pippenger, has just been diagnosed with ALS. He is the sweetest, most generous man with the kindest heart.
I am so thankful to be joining the Ride to Defeat ALS again this year. After 2 knee replacements I am thankful that I am now able to ride my bike. Both surgeries forced me to appreciate what we all take for granted --- our health and our ability to live a normal life without pain and unable to do what we've always been able to do. We all ride to support those suffering from ALS and we ride in the hopes that there will someday be a cure for this horrible disease.
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.
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 on July 16th in and around Mt. Angel.
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!