I AM THRILLED AND HONORED TO BE RUNNING THE 2020 BOSTON MARATHON FOR THE ALS ASSOCIATION!!!! I have never loved running, and after the Baystate Marathon I said I would never do another one...Two days later a friend of mine who does amazing work for ALS gave me this opportunity, so here we are!! Any amount of money would mean the world to me...and please read below to learn more about this incredible organization <3
This year The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is proud to be celebrating its 9th year participating in the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program. We are so grateful for the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event and help continue to raise awareness of ALS!
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord which eventually leads to muscle paralysis. The disease is always fatal. There is no cure and people with ALS live an average of 2-5 years after diagnosis.
Our vision is to create a world without ALS. Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Our core values are COMPASSION, INTEGRITY, URGENCY.
The ALS Association is the largest funder of non-government sponsored research in the country. Our care services programs help patients and family members by providing supports groups, equipment loans, assistive technology, insurance and benefits counseling, and much more. We also advocate at the federal level for funding and laws to benefit ALS patients.
The money raised by the runners of Team Challenge ALS will be used to support all of these programs and hopefully lead us closer to creating a world without ALS!