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Twinkie Run 2019

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  Apr 01 2019

While Active Against ALS was formed after our friend, Bob Schoeni, was diagnosed, this terrible disease has brought us into contact with so many compassionate people touched by ALS when friends or family are stricken. 


The Twinkie Run was started in 2010 by Shawn Jyawook, who has continued sponsoring the race over the years with donations from his companies.  The race is in memory of his employee and friend, Jim Mong, who passed away from ALS in 2009.  Shawn and his wife wanted to do something to honor Jim’s memory. As Shawn explained, “I wanted a great way to have something continue that was humorous, like Jim Mong’s personality, and that linked into something that I enjoy- running.  The Twinkie part is just funny and a great way to remember someone with a smile and not with sadness – and that is the person Jim was, a man of great humor and great compassion.We are pleased this has turned into an annual tradition!”

Those connections continue to grow with the 2019 Twinkie Run!


Through the efforts of so many positive people, Active Against ALS has been able to donate over $500,000 so far to specific ALS research projects aimed at treating or curing the disease. 


Thank you for helping us to further our mission to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community! 


You can donate here. But you can also run with us!  The 2019 race will be Monday 4/1, April Fools' Day at 6:30pm. 


Get all the details and register to run or walk at this link:  Twinkie Run Registration

Posted by Joel Dalton