2019 Ride to Defeat ALS - OR & SW Washington

Colin, Nikki, Hudson and Hazel
Colin, Nikki, Hudson and Hazel

Colin's Crew

Dear Friends and Family -

Thank you for joining Colin's Crew and helping us reach our Ride to Defeat goals of raising funds and awareness to defeat ALS!

Colin was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in February 2018 after experiencing weakness in his hands the previous fall. We are excited to be able to join Colin and his family this July, coming together to support them as we spread awareness of the urgency to find new treatements and a cure.

We would love to have you join us as we hit the pavement around Mt. Angel, Oregon on July 20th. We have team members planning to ride all of the various routes - all abilities are welcome for this beautiful and well supported ride. If you aren't able to join us in person, please consider becoming a member of our virtual team by supporting a team member listed below.

With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease and their families.

We encourage you to share this with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers! We would love for them to join Colin's Crew as well!

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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