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Massachusetts Chapter
From the Desk of the Executive Director: Join Us for Our 2021 Walks and Ride to Defeat ALS
Executive Director John Hedstrom of The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter pens a letter to the Massachusetts community offering thanks for support throughout the trials of 2020 and urges participation in the Chapter's 2021 event season. His letter also details how folks can attend the Walk to Defeat ALS either in person or virtually.
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ALS Association
ALS Youth Action Day Celebrates its Third Year
To help empower kids in the fight against ALS, The ALS Association is celebrating the third annual ALS Youth Action Day on Saturday, May 15. It’s a day where kids across the country can take the ALS Youth Challenge and use the power of their creativity to help raise awareness and critical funds that help researchers around the world look for treatments and a cure while enabling people with ALS to live longer, higher quality lives.
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ALS Association
Kevin Heller: A True ALS Hero
Since 2019, Kevin Heller -- a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 58 -- and his team #GiveEmHeller, put their hearts and souls into the nation’s top-grossing ALS fundraiser, the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk.
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ALS Association
The Walk to Defeat ALS® Continues to March on Safely This Spring
While local conditions for events vary state by state, the priority is the safety and well-being of people with ALS, their families and caregivers, and our volunteers and staff. So while Walk to Defeat ALS® events may look a little different from place to place, the ALS community will creatively come together safely in local markets to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who have passed, and to raise awareness and critical fundraising support for the fight against ALS.
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Massachusetts Chapter
ASICS Falmouth Road Race Q&A - Team Challenge ALS 2021
The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is thrilled to enter the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race with an inaugural team of 15 runners. Learn more about this year's application process, challenge requirements, and other relevant information with this question and answer article.
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ALS Association
Going the Extra Mile to Fight ALS
After watching his Aunt Christie battle ALS for more than nine years, twenty-one-year-old Ryan Wilson was determined to find a way to honor her fight and make a difference for the ALS community. So, he decided to ride his bike from Poughkeepsie, NY to Miami, FL to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research.
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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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ALS Association
Why We Can’t Wait to Support our Communities
We can’t wait for this pandemic to be over to continue serving and supporting our communities. Here are 7 things you can do right now to support people living with ALS.
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ALS Association
We Can’t Wait to Walk to Defeat ALS® — So We’re Going Virtual
Just as ALS did not stop for COVID-19, the Walk to Defeat ALS® did not stop. The simple fact is, we can’t wait for COVID-19 to end before we walk. Instead, chapters across the country have been coming up with innovative ways to move this signature event into virtual spaces, creating new opportunities for our communities to come together in unity to keep building a world without ALS.
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ALS Association
Challenging Our Youth to Join the Fight Against ALS
An ALS diagnosis is not only devastating to the person receiving it, but to their entire family, and kids are all too often the collateral damage. The disease forces many kids to pitch in as caregivers and often delay their educations. Kids who serve as caregivers often talk about feeling isolated and unsupported by their peer groups.
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