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Team Sonal Tackles Mt Kilimanjaro

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July 02, 2017

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Nirali Shah

THE STORY:

As someone who is always up for a good challenge, I have decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the ALS Association Greater NY Chapter!  I have been involved with ALSA since 2012 and I am a member of the ALS Young Professionals Group.  ALSA is a nonprofit organization that works hard on all fronts for ALS research, clinical programs, advocacy, and patient care.

My mother, Sonal Shah was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and sadly passed away in November 2015.  During her extraordinary life, she served as a vital ALS advocate by writing a book about her life and experience with ALS called “My Life, Legacy, and ALS”.  She also travelled to Washington DC many times to join ALSA in pushing for federal legislation and funding for research.  Also, the legislative bill that she proposed to create an NJ ALS Awareness Day passed and became law, and incredible accomplishment to raise awareness for our urgent cause.

A little bit more about Mt. Kilimanjaro – it is a dormant volcano with an elevation of 19,341 feet, it is Africa’s highest peak and it is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. I will be trekking on the scenic Lemosho Route for 7 days and will summit on June 25th.

Since my Mom loved the outdoors and enjoyed exploring, I am climbing in her memory and in honor of all ALS patients who have lost their muscle movements and motor functions.  My fundraising goal is $19,341 – the same height as Mt. Kilimanjaro!  I appreciate any donations that will help me reach my goal.  All donations will go directly to the ALS Association Greater NY Chapter which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation will be tax deductible.  Your contribution will make a big difference as we continue our quest to end ALS and offer care to people suffering from this horrific disease.   

Thank you so much for your support throughout this journey! 

-Nirali  

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Nirali Shah

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Kim D

Kim D

DONATION: $100

Hope you're killin' it! Best of luck and can't wait to hear about it. 4 weeks ago

Andrew and Grace Smith

Andrew and Grace Smith

DONATION: $200

Hope it is going well! 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck to you! I know your Mom is so very proud of you. She will be beside you every step of the way! 4 weeks ago

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John & Cinder LeDell

DONATION: $500

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Ericka Miranda

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Anita & Neerav

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Great cause and good luck! 1 month ago

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Jeanne Waters

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Kartik and Nimisha shah

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