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Stomp Out ALS - A Derby Day Event
Stomp Out ALS is a third-party fundraiser hosted by Brandi Hyatt in memory of her father Jack who passed away in 2017. The event is centered around the Kentucky Derby - getting dressed up, wearing big hats, eating delicious Southern-themed food and baked goods, picking horses and other Derby-related activities.
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Concrete Cowboy Rides for ALS
Gene Nifenecker rode Cash the bull in the Cracker Day Rodeo to raise money for ALS and make his wife, who is living with the disease, smile.
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Ricky and Carole Neal – When Love Collides
Ricky and Carole Neal met on July 4th, 1985 at a car crash scene and experienced what some call "love at first sight." In the face of ALS, the couple moves forward together building mountains of support around them.
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Loving Between the Divide
Despite divorce amidst the ALS diagnosis, Gladys and Hector Villalobos remain friends and proud grandparents. Their hearts remain full of love for their family.
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Elizabeth Bradley: From Grief to Grad Student
Elizabeth Bradley lost her husband Woody to ALS, and has used his passing as inspiration to pursue a Master of Science in Psychology.
To complete her research project, she needs survey responses soon!
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ALS Certified Centers Doing Whatever It Takes to Deliver Critical Care
The ALS Association’s Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and Recognized Treatment Centers are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to provide compassionate care in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere to help their patients live longer and stronger lives. One such center is the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute at Holy Cross Health located in south Florida. “No matter what, the patient always comes first,” says Tina Duane, Regional Program Manager at The ALS Association Florida Chapter.
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Guest Speaker: Jean Mendolia, RD
Jean Mendolia, RD, clinical dietitian at the Phil Smith Neuroscience ALS Clinic, gives nutrition advice to people living with ALS.
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Guest Speaker: Jeanne Struve, RD/N, LD
Jeanne Struve, RD/N, LD, dietician/nutritionist from the Affiliated ALS Clinic at Lee Health, gives nutrition advice to people living with ALS.
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Don and Alice Worden - Love in Deed and Truth
Don and Alice Worden have been married for 42 years. Don is living with ALS, but the couple live their lives to the fullest and enjoy the little things that bring constant love. This is the perfect Valentine's Day love story. <3
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Florida Chapter
"A Big Supporting Cast" - Team Tomo's Disney Marathon
David Tomasso and his family are raising money for The ALS Association Florida Chapter while running the virtual Disney Marathon! To support his efforts, go to TeamTomo-FL.com to make a donation. In the words of Jerry (living with ALS), let's make that $26,200 for everybody fighting ALS, a terrible, terrible disease.
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