BENEFITING: The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
ORGANIZER: The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
I am running the Boston Marathon for the first time in honor of my friend Pete Frates and to create awareness for ALS. Pete is one of the strongest people I know and took this disease as a calling to educate others about ALS. Please visit Pete's personal page to find out more about his story and courageous battle with ALS www.petefrates.com.
I appreciate your support,
Team ALSMA is a dedicated group of Boston Marathon runners who are raising awareness and funds to benefit the cutting-edge research, vital patient care programs and important advocacy work of the ALS Assn. MA Chapter. Each team member has a relationship to a patient who has battled or is battling this disease. They run because they can! Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progrssive, fatal, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone will lose their battle with this disease. Please support a member of Team ALSMA!
Thanks and comeout and cheer our runners on Marathon Monday!