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    Ride ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

    http://rideals.org/

    There is not an event in my state yet, but some of you may be interested in riding in Ride ALS.

    It appears by the Ride ALS web-site, there are events in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. You may want to double check the web-site to see if any more locations (more states) are having events.

    For those who do not know, ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is the disease known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the United States. One of my friends (she worked at the high school I graduated from) died from ALS and two of my friends have ALS right now. My two friends that have ALS right now should die in two to five years.

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    Thanks for posting this. My grandfather died of ALS about 11 years ago, and it is a disease that is not often mentioned. I hope to see an ALS ride come to your area, maybe my father and I can make it to the MA one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJCB View Post
    Thanks for posting this. My grandfather died of ALS about 11 years ago, and it is a disease that is not often mentioned. I hope to see an ALS ride come to your area, maybe my father and I can make it to the MA one.
    One of my friends, Ms Karen, died from ALS a few years ago. Another friend of mine that is still alive has ALS.

    In the New Orleans area, a famous ex-Saints player, Steven Gleason, has ALS. The good thing about somebody famous having a disease is that it helps bring attention to the disease and it brings more donations (money) for research on the disease.

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    My mother was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. I'm her primary caregiver, and it is definitely devastating, and has limited options for care. In fact, all we can do is make her comfortable. There are so many issues with this disease that I cannot even begin to describe. It is horrible. So, if you get a chance to ride, please do. It's for a good cause, and as another person pointed out, it's not talked about much. It should be. :-/

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    I've started a team up for the 2013 ride, I'm happy people are participating. I'm hoping I'll see a big turnout, the publicity is definitely needed.
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    One of my friends, Kevin Connell, just died from ALS.

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