BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
EVENT DATE: Jun 15, 2016
The Flint Sprint 5K SilvermanAcampora LLP is hosting, together with other sponsors, the 2nd annual Flint Sprint, a 5K road race in Eisenhower Park, to raise money for the ALS Association. The race honors Ed Flint who was a partner at SilvermanAcampora for 15 years. Ed was much more than a law partner, he was a friend and a mentor to all. In 2011, Ed was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is no cure or treatment to combat the physical effects of ALS. For the three years that followed his diagnosis, ALS robbed Ed of his physical abilities and ultimately, in February 2014 his life. During those 3 years, Ed lived by his simple motto "ALS may kill me, but it won't beat me." This June, the SilvermanAcampora family, and all of its supporters, will run for Ed. The "Flint Sprint" 5K will raise money and awareness for ALS research, which will help support the 30,000 Americans who, like Ed, live with ALS.