Miles for McMasters
Established by Rebecca Hicks
Miles for McMasters Team

    This fundraiser is in honor of our friend Donna Kay McMasters who bravely battles ALS. Over 5000 people are diagnosed with ALS every year, and one of those people is our friend Donna. She was diagnosed 2 years ago, and has done a beautiful and courageous job of fighting ALS.

     Donna is a woman who has built her entire life and 42 year career as a physical therapist around serving others.  She helped others by giving them the skills they didn't have and through giving them the power of mobility. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Science and a certificate in Physical therapy, and served children and adults as a therapist at the Alpena General Hospital, in home health care settings, through Community Mental Health, at Northsport Physical Therapy, to the students of the Gaylord Community Schools, and servicing special education students for the Cheboygan Otsego Presque Isle Education Service District. Donna has been an advocate for every child, person and family she worked with and truly loved doing her job.

    Donna has helped countless numbers of children and families dealing with the struggles that special needs brings with a smile on her face, a kind word, and with a helping hand.   Now Donna is confined to a wheelchair.  Although ALS has changed her physical abilities, she still has her spirit and willingness to make things better for other people.  

    To honor Donna's life, her positive attitude, and following in her footsteps of helping others we are raising money for ALS.  Over 30 people whose lives have been touched by Donna are training for and running in the Bayshore marathon, half marathon, and 10k races on May 24th in Traverse City Michigan.  We run to raise money. We run to continue Donna's legacy. We run for hope.  Please help us raise money through financial contributions for ALS research.  

    In honor of our mom, friend, colleague and therapist...we run.  "Miles for McMasters"

    We would like to thank all of the following businesses for sponsoring the "Miles for McMasters" running team and their financial contributions towards team shirts for the runners and Donna's family:

    ~Lappans of Gaylord

    ~Northsport Physical Therapy

    ~Bulldog Painting

    ~Family Fare of Gaylord

    ~Taylor Made Renovations

    ~Lori Ann Taylor, It Works Consultant

    ~LandMark Renovations

    ~Gilling Chiropractic

    ~Advantage Audiology

    ~Fitzek Construction

    ~Arby's of Gaylord


    We would also like to thank and encourage all of the runners training for the race:

    Katie McMasters, Gabe McMasters, Ben & Rebecca Hicks, Justin & Leanne Johnson, Scott & Krista Gapinksi, Chasity Enders, Diane Parker, Sue Ballard, Kim Byram, Kristy Somerville, Melissa Davison, Aaron Hotelling, Amy Distel, Nick Nowak, Melissa Jorgenson, Cassidy Munger & Aaron Dunham, Dennis & Marlana Keck, Peggy Campbell, Brian & Lori Taylor, Lindsey Taylor, Beth Marshall, Luke & Sara Johnson, Aaron & Tori Zbytowski, Dan & Julie Stoffer, Alison Reed, Kevin Johnson, Adele Horrigan, Lynette DePeter-Schulz

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    Goal: $10,000
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