BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
ORGANIZER: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
EVENT: NYC Half 2014
EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014
Dear Warm Hearts,
My sister, Uma, and I, are running Half Marathon on March 18th of this year, and we would like to dedicate our time to our very dear friend, Anita Asri. We have known Anita & her family for so long that over the years, they have become part of our family. When we first learnt that Anita was a victim of ALS, we didn’t know what that meant, nor did we know how detrimental this condition could become to her life, until it deprived Anita of every mobility that she possibly had, tying her to a bed within a matter of few months. It is mind-boggling and aggravating that at this day and age, there is no cure or remedy for this disease. We also learnt that the research funding is limited as the victims of this disease are not very many and therefore the ROI to the drug companies would probably not make sense. But if you look from the perspective of the people whom you love, that are living this nightmare, you would feel that this rationale is very unfair. This is why we want to run for Anita .. we want to run for eradicating this treacherous poison off the face of this earth. We cannot do this alone. We need a lot of help to give this disease the focus it needs in order to find a cure. We need your help in this cause … with how much ever that you can contribute towards the research on ALS !
Thank you for YOUR generous support!
- Raj Kapoor