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Ray's ALS Relay Run To Boston

Organized by: Steven Luther

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Lack of Runners Changes Course of the Run.
May 11, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but it's difficult to get people to take three weeks off from work and their life to join us running across the country. See More

EVENT DATE Jul 23, 2016

THE STORY:

The "Ray's ALS Relay Run Across America" will be a run involving 16 runners, running from the Golden Gate Bridge to Coney Island. The run will cover 3,325 miles and is in memory of Raymond Luther, who passed from ALS in January of 2012.

As the coordinator of the run and the son of Ray Luther, I came up with this idea to raise awareness for ALS and also to raise funding for ALS TDI (ALS.net). ALS TDI is a non-profit research facility whose only goal is to find a cure for ALS.

Why run across the country? Well, because in 1982 Ray Luther and 15 other runners did the same thing. They also ran from the Golden Gate Bridge to Coney Island and they did it to raise money for a Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY.

As a runner myself I thought what better way to honor my father and also help find a cure for ALS.

The run will be a relay, each runner will run 3 miles at a time, handing off to another runner and continuing 24 hours a day for approximately 18 days. Each of the 16 runner's will run approximately 12 miles per day and will run day and night.

I have a fund raising page on ALS TDI's website and the money donated through that page goes directly to ALS TDI for their research. I will also need to finance the run itself. Obtaining two RV's to house the runners when not running, fuel for the RV's, obtaining airline tickets to fly the runners to San Francisco and then back home from New York City, feeding the runners and all other essentials that would be needed. Adding it all up, this can get expensive.

All money donated will go for the items needed for the run. Money that is above what is needed will then be donated to ALS TDI for their research.

There is additional information at my website, www.alsrelayacrossamerica.com.

Thank you,

Steven Luther

$4,940

 

16% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Organized by

Steven Luther

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Janet Byrne

Janet Byrne

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In memory of Jeff Francis 2 years ago

The Dave's

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It is amazing what you all are doing! 2 years ago

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In memory of my brother, David Wong 2 years ago

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