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Share HOPE this Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday, share hope with people living with ALS in our community. We challenge you to make a difference - your gift will have double the impact!

Your gift will be matched up to $15,000 through the generosity of the Condon family.

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Condon Family Makes a Difference

John Condon and Family

John Condon passed away from ALS in 2012 but his memory lives on. Every year, the Condon family gives back in memory of an incredible father and a loving husband.

John was raised in Northeast Portland and earned a BA degree from University of Oregon, a JD from Gonzaga Law School, and a master’s in tax from the University of Miami. He loved being an attorney in a private practice and had a passion for developing multi-family housing in Portland. His family is one of his largest accomplishments.

John had three children, Katie, Brian, and Colleen, and was a loving husband to his wife, Kaye. His spirit and energy live on through his family.

John’s youngest child, Colleen, sees much of her dad within herself: she loves chocolate, is stubborn like a mule, and is extremely driven. One of Colleen’s favorite memories is when her and her dad drove from the Oregon Coast to Portland together and spent the drive discussing school, listening to Bob Dylan, and talking about what she wanted to do when she grew up. Although John never had the opportunity to attend Colleen’s college graduation from Columbia University in 2016, she has become driven and accomplished just like her dad.

All of John’s children have his exceptional qualities. Katie is a medical resident in Louisiana who balances her residency while also caring for three little girls under the age of six. Just like his dad, Brian is always active and loves challenging himself – last year, Brian ran the Boston Marathon, Seattle Marathon, and the Santa Rosa Marathon. Brian dedicated his Boston Marathon to his dad. Brian also has a three year old boy.

Although ALS took an amazing man far too soon, the Condon family has not given up. They give back in John’s memory and to ensure that no family is alone on their ALS journey. Together with the Helen John Foundation and the B.P., Lester and Regina John Foundation, the Condon family has donated $185,500 towards The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.

This year, in memory of John, the Condon family will match up to $15,000 in donations.

Your gift will help families facing ALS right now and will continue research for treatments and a cure. Future families should not have to face this devastating disease.