BENEFITING: The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
ORGANIZER: The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am running in the 2015 Boston Marathon in memory of my mother, Donna McNeice, my friend John Keator, Michael Lopez Jr., Bob O'Neil, Mary Lupo Ciotto, and Paul Dowd, who all lost their battles to ALS. Since I began my ALS Avocacy, I have met so many wonderful people, who are fighting the same battle for ALS Awareness and a search for a cure since. Together I believe that we can and will make a difference. I want to help all those who are currently battling ALS. I vow to continue to raise ALS Awareness until we find a cure for this dreaded disease.
Team ALSMA is a dedicated group of Boston Marathon runners who are raising awareness and funds to benefit the cutting-edge research, vital patient care programs and important advocacy work of the ALS Assn. MA Chapter. Each team member has a relationship to a patient who has battled or is battling this disease. They run because they can! Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progrssive, fatal, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes, some is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone will lose their battle with this disease. Please support a member of Team ALSMA!
Thank you all for your continued support!