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Running for ALS foundation

Organized by: Karrie Irwin

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EVENT DATE Jan 15, 2017

THE STORY:

I want to run in the Chevron Houston Marathon as a fundraising runner. I have signed up as a charity runner "Raising Money For ALS Association Texas Chapter". My father, Retired LtCol Edward W. DeBusk, lost his fight against ALS in 2009. I run for funds to fight against ALS for my father! This horrible disease took a man, that was Superman in my eyes, and left him without the ability to walk, sit up, or even eat. I will run each step, each mile, and each race to help find a cure! About ALS Association Texas Chapter: ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. Yankees first baseman, Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. The financial cost to families of persons with ALS is exceedingly high. It is estimated that in the advanced stages, care can cost an average of $200,000 a year. As the only not-for-profit voluntary health agency dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we direct the largest privately-funded research enterprise engaged to uncover the mystery of a disease that affects as many as 30,000 annually. With more than 5,600 people diagnosed each year - an average of 15 new cases each day - our mission is urgent. Every 90 minutes, an American dies of ALS and time isn't on the side of those afflicted. Please consider joining our team in the fight against this horrible disease, and together we can make a difference! Thank you for your support!

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$450

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • TJ

     

  • Pamela DeBusk

    $250

  • Gary Holmes

    $25

  • Tom Collins

    $50

  • Mark F

    $50

  • Lee & Carole Aquilanti

    $25

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Karrie Irwin

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Donor Comments

Lee & Carole Aquilanti

Lee & Carole Aquilanti

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mark F

Mark F

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gary Holmes

Gary Holmes

DONATION: $25

In memory of Ed. 1 year ago

Pamela DeBusk

Pamela DeBusk

DONATION: $250

In memory of my husband Ed DeBusk, in honor of our daughter Karrie Irwin, runner 1 year ago

TJ

TJ

1 year ago

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