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Katherine Venier's Fundraiser:

ALS TDI Tri State Trek 2010: Team America

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BENEFITING: ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 25, 2010

Katherine Venier

THE STORY:

From July 23-25, ten of my friends will be participating in the "Tri-State Trek," a three-day, 270-mile bike ride from Boston to New York to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's leading ALS research center. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes the entire body and disables the speech of the individual while leaving the mind intact. ALS can strike anyone and roughly 30,000 Americans are currently living with the disease, our friend Steve Saling among them. Steve was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2006. Since then, the more we have learned about ALS the more eager we've become to support the efforts to combat it.

Steve's ongoing goal since he was diagnosed has been to enjoy every single day to the fullest and to help those in the ALS community to do the same. Steve is a retired architect, and he recently moved into the $30 million dollar assisted living facility that he helped design in Chelsea, MA. This new residence, The Leonard Florence Center for Living, offers ALS patients the previously impossible opportunity to live comfortably with the assistance of state of the art technology and a dedicated staff. Steve’s positive attitude and commitment to redefining what it means to live with ALS has been a true inspiration for each of us and has helped people within the ALS community to maintain a positive outlook on what is possible in life.

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