August 25, 2017
BENEFITING: The Susie Foundation Inc
ORGANIZER: The Susie Foundation Inc
EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2017
HOURS PLEDGED: 2
Mileage Tracker: 5
I had the pleasure of growing up with the Matthews family my entire childhood while living in Beacon Falls. Ryan and I became friends in school during our elementary basketball days, while Mr. Matthews was coaching us. I remember working at the bank and speaking to Mrs. Matthews when she first became sick, it was heartbreaking. I then found out the terrible news and how she passed away after fighting ALS. To this day my heart continues to go out to the Matthews family, as Susie was such a wonderful, inspiring woman. I am truly honored to run in memory of her on October 14th in Hartford, and so happy to be a part of The Susie Foundation Team.
The Susie Foundation Inc wrote -
What would you do if you or someone you loved was facing an ALS diagnosis?
To begin to understand that reality, a reality that's faced each day by over 220 families here in Connecticut, you first must appreciate the fears and questions that quickly follow diagnosis. How will ALS affect my quality of life? How will my family be impacted? How will we continue make ends meet financially?
Here at The Susie Foundation we know these questions well. Through our personal experience with ALS we know how challenging these questions are, and how exceedingly challenging and heart-wrenchingly evasive the answers can prove to be.
Our mission here at The Susie Foundation is simple: to provide reliable and on-going support services to persons, families, and caregivers living with ALS in Connecticut. In executing this mission, we administer financial assistance and non-medical support programs that directly benefit Connecticut families, while also striving to lend our voice to the broader goals of bringing greater community awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the disease.
However, we couldn't do any of this without you. That is, without our donors, our supporters, and our friends who lend their time, talent, treasure, and love to supporting our work. By electing to sponsor a runner in the 2017 Hartford Marathon, you are joining this work by lending your love and contributing your treasure to local families who need it most.
And - due to the overwhelming support we receive from our outstanding team of volunteers - you can be sure that 100% of your donation (every. single. penny.) will go directly towards our programming efforts, and directly towards helping those living with ALS today.
Thank you for considering contributing to our work and, to find out more, please visit TheSusieFoundation.org