I am running the Falmouth Road Race ( pandemic style.....stay at home edition) this August in honor of Brian Shifrin. Brian lost his battle to ALS in November after a tough and courageous fight! He was only 43 years old. I never had the privilege of knowing Brian (sounded like a really great guy by the way). However, I have been lucky enough to get to know his wonderful wife Kristine this past year while our girls played hockey together. It was hard for me , as for all our hockey family , to know that Brian was sick at home , suffering from this horrific disease. Also knowing how hard it had to have been for his family was equally as heartbreaking. What could we do to help the Shifrin's? Not much more than providing love and support . A little bit of hockey to take their minds away from stress and heartache. Many of us took part in the Shifstrong 5K in October to help raise money. It was a beautiful day.... and I'm not talking about the weather! The many groups of people there to support were amazing ..... lots of friends (many who had never run a 5K) of the Shifrin kids ...Courtney and Charlie. It was only a few weeks later that Brian passed away. I have Brians memory card in my kitchen still. He is there to remind me how short life can be. How things can change in an instant, to anyone. I am running in honor of him to help raise money toward more research and ultimately, hopefully, someday a cure . ALS is a cruel and terminal disease causing so much suffering to patients and their families. Please help support me in this journey.