Thank you for visiting the marathon page for Beth Helenius.
In the summer of 2013, my Aunt Maryellen Standring, fondly known as ME, was diagnosed with ALS. As she fought the disease, she was brave and always full of love and kindness. She took every chance she could to be surrounded by her friends and her growing family. ME was a loving and compassionate grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, teacher and friend. Summers on Cape Cod will forever be part of the happy memories we all share – delicious food, laughter and fun times! She was so grateful for our love, prayers and support. For someone who was the primary caregiver of her family, her role as someone who needed care was a dramatic change. Uncle Dave was remarkable and took amazing care of Maryellen. On November 19, 2014, she lost her courageous battle.
Five years later, ME is still with us every day. Every member of her amazing family carries her with them and still feels her love. We see ME in her husband Dave, her children and their spouse Megan and Craig, David and Beth, Maura and Pat. As well as her beautiful and handsome grandchildren Bridget, Shannon, Bernie, Evan, David, Courtney, Mallory, Allison, Sean, and Gretta.
While there have been steps taken towards finding a cure for ALS, there is still so much to be done. On April 20, 2020, I will have the great honor of running the Boston Marathon for my Aunt Maryellen with the ALS One team. Please join me in donating to ALS One to honor the memory of my amazing Aunt Maryellen Standring, ME, and to continue the fight against ALS. Please take a few minutes to share this request with your family and friends. Together, we can help move closer to finding a cure for this terrible disease.
ABOUT ALS ONE
ALS ONE is a partnership of Boston-based world-leading ALS researchers, doctors, and care practitioners who have united to focus more efficiently on finding treatments for ALS and novel approaches to improve care for those battling the disease now. The unprecedented linking of minds and resources from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), and Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), is unique for its leadership in efficiency, dedication to innovative research, and commitment to increasing access to care and treatment. ALS ONE is a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible. Learn more at www.alsone.org
Thank you all so very much!