Chicago Marathon / Les Turner ALS Foundation
Organized by: Julian Davis
Event Name: 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE Oct 09, 2016
Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to read more about this fundraiser. Let me start off by providing a mission statement directly from the Les Turner ALS Foundation. The mission of the Les Turner ALS Foundation is to: Advance scientific research into the causes, treatments and prevention of ALS. Provide exceptional clinical care and support services to people living with ALS, their families and caregivers. Also to Increase awareness and education of ALS.
Now with that being said I'd like to directly address why I am associated with this foundation. My dad was recently diagnosed with ALS last year in 2015, and my family has been watching him slowly lose his life and longevity. This horrible disease has effected us in numerous ways. My father has suffered through a great deal of pain, losing his mother, and being forced to quit his job as an Aviation Police Officer. I know it would make him proud if I could run this race for him in October through Les Turner.
I recently ran a 5k/8k last year for this organization, and finished in 1st place. I am a seasoned runner, and I believe I can represent this organization well during the Chicago Marathon if given the opportunity. I personally believe that the cause is far greater then all of us, and I feel that with increased research of this disease, we might one day find a cure. Please support me and my father through this endeavor, any contribution would be much appreciated.