2019 Ride to Defeat ALS - OR & SW Washington

Long Live Ricky B

Hi family & friends,

As many of you know, we lost my father-in-law, Ricky B, to Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) 2 years ago. I am here to ask you for your help and invite you to join me in honoring Rick as well as all of those who have suffered, or are currently suffering, from this terrible disease.

With your help, I truly believe that we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease and their families...and to one day find a cure.

Please consider joining me as we hit the pavement on July 20th around Mt. Angel, Oregon and work together on spreading the awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.

If you cannot join me on the day of - I encourage you to share this with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers...We would love their help! It takes a village.

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Why We Need Your Help

ALS is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs a person of their ability to walk, speak, swallow and eventually breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages only 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. In a very short period of time, the person and their family need a myriad of services and support The ALS Association is their one-stop-shop. 

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. 

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter supports families living with ALS at each and every stage of the disease. Through local monthly support groups, medical equipment loan closets, caregiver support, partnerships with multi-disciplinary clinics, and so much more - services are provided at no cost to the person with ALS and their family. The local chapter receives no government or insurance funding, but is supported through events like the Ride to Defeat ALS.

Help create change in the ALS community. Support our efforts by donating to a team member or joining our team.

THANK YOU.

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