Dear Family and Friends,
The ALS Walk was a huge success! Jenn and I walked to MaryLou’s with the group but Steve, Chris, Liv and Annabelle were the heroes of the day walking around Rockland. We all met up at D’Ann’s in Abington for what would have been lunch on the patio…a CLOSED sign on the marque and a cleaning truck in their driveway told us it was all for the best that our reservation wasn’t being honored. We all enjoyed subs from Tanyia’s Deli keeping all our business in Rockland!
Thanks to all of you, Team Martha brought in $2130 for the ALS Family Charitable Foundation! The Foundation provides so many great services and programs for patients with ALS and their families. Thank you from the bottom to the top of our hearts! We couldn’t do it without all of you!
Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, remain well!
Love to all,
Team Martha – Steve, Chris, Liv, Annabelle, Jenn and Theresa
Wow, what a year 2020 has been! With everyone being house-bound and masked when out, it is amazing how the charitable organizations have used their creative minds to come up with alternative plans to raise funds for much needed programs and services for patients and their families.
So, this 24th Annual Cliff Walk for ALS in 2020 will have the slogan "Standing Together Walking Apart"! Each family is being asked to walk during the week of September 6-13, 2020. Creativity is wide-open!
Team Martha will walk on Saturday, September 12th . Our walk will be throughout Rockland, stopping at key places of nourishment :) such as Mary Lou's, Magoo's Icecream and Wendy's! All for a good cause, right?
Getting serious...the ALS Cliff Walk is the signature fundraiser of the ALS Family Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to helping families all over New England living with this devastating disease. The Foundation makes a huge difference to patients and families with their unique support programs. It helps famiies with household expenses such as rent and utility bills, respite care, gift cars for back to school and holiday expenses, family vacations and getaways that provide memories to last a lifetime, tuition assistance and college scholarships for college students of patients, summer camp and adjustable mattersses.
"ALS occurs globally, with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. Each year, 5,600 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS, and for most of these people, the cause is unknown. The average life span from the time of diagnosis is two-to-five years. Advances in research in ALS have led to the discovery of at least 20 promising therapies." (excerpt from MGH Fund Update - Spring 2019)
We were personally touched by ALS and know too well the emotional, physical, and financial devastation this disease causes to patients and their families. Our aunt, Martha Kreckler, passed away in March 2003 from this horrific disease.
Many people do not like using online payment methods but would still like to make a donation to this worthy cause. Just simply mail a check to our home address. Just make the check out to the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.
Many thanks for your support and for many - your long-time continued support!
PLEASE feel free to forward this to anyone who might also be interested in donating to ALS. Together, let's find a cure!