2019 Ride to Defeat ALS - OR & SW Washington

Betsey's Bikers

Welcome to the team page for Betsey's Bikers!

Our team is named after the mother of Alan Teo, our team captain. Alan's mother and grandfather both sadly passed away from ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Betsey had a really big, warm welcoming heart, and she would be really happy to have you join our group in the Ride to Defeat ALS. 

Here are three things you can do to help this cause. I promise you, each of these things can be done in less than 5 minutes. So go ahead: Pick the one you are most interested in and do it!

1. Join our team. You can join us as we hit the pavement around Mt. Angel, Oregon on Saturday July 20th. You can ride any distance you like - from 3 miles to over 70!

2. Make a donation. Our team has an ambitious fundraising goal. Can you help us reach that goal with a $100 or $50 donation? If you click on a team member's name to the right, you can make a donation.

3. Share with your social network. Can you think of one friend, family, neighbor, or co-worker who might want to join? Send them this link so they can learn more: http://webor.alsa.org/goto/BetseysBikers

This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease and their families. Thank you!

Warmly,

Alan and the rest of Betsey's Bikers

 

Why We Need Your Help

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (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 today!

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