Monday, April 13, 2015

Century ride to defeat ALS

Dear Friends and Family,

I've joined an exciting effort in my community. I signed up for Ride to Defeat ALS on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in and around Mt. Angel, I will be riding 100 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.

Your support will:
-- Fund a treatment and a cure for ALS.
-- Provide hands-on support to local families during their journey with ALS.
-- Raise awareness for a disease that is NOT rare and occurs every 90 minutes in the US.

Please visit my personal fundraising webpage where you can make a secure credit card donation (click either of the links below). Your gift to this worthy cause is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Thank you for your support.

Click here to visit my personal page. You can donate online or there is an option to send in a personal check:

Thank you for helping me reach my Ride to Defeat ALS fundraising goal!

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.

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 18th 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.

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