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Traveling the Globe for The Walk to Defeat ALS

Cathy Standish Travels the Globe for The Walk To Defeat ALS, in honor of her husband Fred.
Cathy Standish Travels the Globe for The Walk To Defeat ALS, in honor of her husband Fred.
Cathy Standish was reading through her husband Fred’s travelogue when she came up with an idea to honor her late husband. Fred was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2015 and unfortunately lost his battle last month. He left behind a wonderful travelogue documenting all the places he lived and worked throughout his career as a reporter for the Associated Press.

“Fred would take pictures of himself in the homes where he lived and at local landmarks.  It’s a log of every small bureau and town or city he worked,” Cathy said.

Since Fred’s diagnosis the travelogue has taken on new meaning. Cathy is determined to be a part of The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS in every city her husband has lived and worked. This includes more than 20 cities across the US.  They will then travel Greece, where Fred worked, for their own honorary “walk.”

“I think he would be really happy with my plan, he would feel the travel log meant something and there was a reason for it. Through the travelogue we are bringing awareness and hope to the ALS community,” Cathy said.

She said the decision to tackle nearly 2 dozen Walks to Defeat ALS was an easy one.

“I have a neighbor a couple doors down who also just lost a family member in NJ from ALS. ALS touches so many more people than we think. I think it touches everybody, it may be 6 degrees of separation, but I believe it affects everyone in some way,” Cathy says.

Cathy says her motivation to keep going stems from the strong bond, love and respect she shared with Fred. She said even at the very end she did what she needed to help keep Fred’s spirits up. “I would do silly little things like disco lunch time when it was time for his tube feeding. I would play a horrible disco song because Fred hated disco. And certain things like that would make him laugh and I always tried the best I could to keep him up,” Cathy said.

She admits it wasn’t always easy helping Fred keep his fight, while also taking care of herself. Cathy says it’s important to remember your own needs as well as your loved ones.

“Be kind to yourself, and have self-compassion. If you get in a fight it’s ok. My husband and I had arguments over silly things like where to hang a picture. Just because you’re a caretaker doesn’t mean you’re not their spouse anymore. Take time for yourself; every minute you can take time for yourself,” Cathy said.

Fred spent time working for the Associated Press in New York so on her walk list is the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS on May 6th.

“I’m really looking forward to coming to NYC and feeling the energy of the city. I know amongst all the people there will be so much hope, and I will be so excited,” Cathy said.

Registration is now open for all 7 of the Chapter’s Walks to Defeat ALS. We look forward to seeing all of our amazing PALS, families, and supporters on walk day!

TEAM Ramon’s Kickers

TEAM Ramon’s Kickers

Ramon Lopez Walks to Defeat ALS in memory of his father Ramon Lopez C.
Ramon Lopez Walks to Defeat ALS in memory of his father, PALS Ramon Lopez Carrllio

High school student Ramon Lopez Florez was eager to sign up for the Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS.  In fact, at the early hour of 5:45am on the day registration launched, Ramon became the first person this year to sign up a LI Walk Team!

Ramon and his family walk in memory of his father Ramon Lopez Carrllio. Ramon’s father was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, at the age of 40. Three years later, he lost his fight to the disease.

“He was told that he couldn’t work anymore, but my dad continued to work and decided not to give up.  He said he wasn’t going to just sit around. Even with the disease, he managed to go to work for a full year after his diagnosis,” Ramon said.

Ramon was forced to grow up quickly becoming one of his father’s primary caretakers. “When we found out it was ALS, we had never heard of this, it was hard to understand. What was going to happen in the future? We had to find a way to help him. It was hard,” Ramon said.

Ramon decided last year he wanted to honor his father’s memory by joining the Walk to Defeat ALS. He formed Team Ramon’s Kickers.

“It’s good to get involved. It allows you to see you are not the only one going through tough times and there are other people looking for a cure and fighting. You are not alone in this,” Ramon said. “If we rally up into one team to find a cure, we will be one step closer to reaching our destination.”

Ramon says he will continue the fight, so no other family has to go through losing someone to ALS.

“I have so much support from my high school and my church. So many people have stepped up to either walk or donate,” Ramon said. “And I really think my dad would be very proud of me.”

Registration is now open for all 7 Walks to Defeat ALS. We look forward to kicking off walk season with all of our PALS, families, and supporters.

Why We Walk: Team J.A.C.K.

ALS Walk- Team J.A.C.K.
ALS Walk- Team J.A.C.K.

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team J.A.C.K. who Walk in memory of Chris Risotto.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


One of my most treasured photos and memories is our visit to see Santa two years ago.  It was the first time the kids even talked to him, they’d been afraid to prior.  They would only take a picture with him if Chris and I were in it too. We had no idea our first Santa photo would also be our last Christmas with Chris.

In January, Chris started feeling weakness in his left thumb.  At first, the doctors thought he had an injury…but as the weakness spread throughout his left hand, and then to his right, we knew it was something else.  It wasn’t until June that our worst fears were confirmed with a diagnosis of ALS. On the way home from that appointment, we heard ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten on the radio. We both vowed to stay positive and fight no matter what came our way, to find a way for Chris to live with ALS as long as possible, for him see our children grow up and be together as long as we could. 

As the summer went on, Chris got weaker.  Unlike many with ALS, Chris could walk, but he couldn’t hug our children, couldn’t feed himself, couldn’t shower or get dressed without help.  Chris was the best man in his brother’s wedding in July, but couldn’t speak well enough to give the toast that he’d started working on in the spring. The disease was attacking him in the worst way, and there was nothing we could do to stop it. 

We took a family trip upstate in August, to my parent’s lakefront property that we all loved. We got Chris into the new pontoon boat for a ride around the lake; it was the happiest I’d seen him in weeks. We took a family selfie, our smiles of pure joy brighter than the sun shining in the background.

Chris was called Home on August 29, 2015, after a brutal battle with ALS that lasted only eight months. He fought as long and hard as he could, in the end making the ultimate sacrifice, choosing our lives over his so that our young children remember the loving, playful, fun daddy that he was. Strength, courage, and devotion to his family, just a few of the reasons Chris was such an amazing husband, father, son, brother, and friend. 

Chris’ fight is over, but mine is not. I vowed to stay positive and fight no matter what happened. I can no longer fight for Chris, but I will continue to fight for the ALS victims of today who can’t hug their children or care for themselves, and for the victims of tomorrow who will be slowly robbed of their ability to move.  I’m not alone in this fight – Chris’ sister and I put together Team J.A.C.K., and we are joined each year by dozens of family and friends that help us FIGHT FOR A CURE for ALS. Will you join our Team, or put one together for someone you know and love? Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a coworker.  Everyone seems to know someone affected by ALS – who do you know? 

Let’s FIGHT together. I urge you to join a team, to donate to a friend, to participate in events to educate your community about ALS and its devastating effects. Please, do whatever you can to FIGHT FOR A CURE.   

Thank you, on behalf of Team J.A.C.K., for Jacob, Abigail, Chris, and Kelly, thank you.

Sincerely, 
Kelly Risotto
Team J.A.C.K.

Long Island Walk Photo- Team J.A.C.K.
Long Island Walk Photo- Team J.A.C.K.

Why We Walk: Team Circle of Hope

ALS Walk Team Banner - Team Circle of Hope
ALS Walk Team Banner – Team Circle of Hope

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the North Jersey Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team Circle of Hope who Walk in honor of its Team Captain, Janet Palkewick.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


I received my final ALS diagnosis on October 2, 1989. I had no computer to investigate this disease that had invaded my life. My local library had one book on ALS. The ALS Association was a mere 4 years old and the Greater NY Chapter did not exist. There was no chapter clinic, loan closet, support group. Our ALS Walk program wouldn’t be formed until 2000. One doctor basically told my husband and me, yes, you have ALS, nothing I can do for you, go home and live your remaining few years. 

So that’s what I did, I went home and lived my life. That one doctor gave me such discouragement that I gave up on doctors or seeking any further information or advice. I kept busy being a minister’s wife and raising four children (I was pregnant with #4 when I was diagnosed.). In 2006, a friend of my sister’s, invited us to the Saddle Brook Walk. Until then, I had only befriended one person with ALS. The Walk really opened my eyes! I met and spoke to other PALS and their families. I was even invited to help cut the ribbon. My family and I were welcomed into the ALS community with open arms. This one event changed our lives! 

My family Walk team, Circle of Hope, will participate in the Walk Program for our 11th year in 2017. Since that first Walk, we have had so many opportunities to spread ALS awareness through our fundraising. My team held our 7th Annual Clothing Collection in October and a LuLaRoe fundraiser in November. We sell candy bars through the year and sell ALS baseballs too. I am a firm believer in fundraising all year long. After all, PALS and their families need help all through the year so why not fundraise and spread awareness all year.   

The North Jersey Walk goal is $300,000 but we’re only 79% there. That’s an amazing accomplishment but I’m selfish. I want more for my fellow PALS and myself. I want more funds for clinic services, support groups, the loan closet and needed equipment. My daughter and I have gone to DC for ALS Advocacy Day 7 times and I will continue to go, speaking for all those affected by this horrible disease. But advocating takes money too. One drawback with being involved in the ALS community is losing PALS, PALS I’ve come to know and love. I am determined to do all I can to raise funds for research so someday soon I don’t have to say goodbye to another fellow PALS.  

Won’t you please help?

Help with more awareness, more research, more advocating…more money! Let’s end the year on a high note!!  

Sincerely

Janet Palkewick
Circle of Hope

North Jersey Walk Team Photo - Team Circle of Hope
North Jersey Walk Team Photo – Team Circle of Hope

Why We Walk: Team Sonal

Central Jersey Walk Team: Team Sonal
Central Jersey Walk Team: Team Sonal

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the Central Jersey Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team Sonal who Walk in memory
of Sonal Shah.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


Just months before my Mom’s first ALS symptoms surfaced in November 2009, she was actively running for township committee in our hometown of Basking Ridge, NJ.  My Mom, Sonal Shah, was eventually diagnosed with ALS in June 2012 and passed away in November 2015 after a valiant battle. 

My Mom always had a drive and sense of purpose throughout her life.  In addition to her passion for public service, she dedicated her life to her work as a corporate professional.  As her daughter and only child, I learned a tremendous amount from just watching her balance her responsibilities as a mother, wife, career woman, and global citizen.  

My Mom exuded warmth and love wherever she went and whomever she talked to.  She was also an unstoppable force and knew how to get things done.  

After my Mom’s diagnosis, she threw herself into ALS advocacy work.  She knew the importance of ALS awareness and fundraising and was determined to create a successful team at the Central Jersey Walk.  She was truly the driving force behind “Team Sonal” these past few years.  My dad and I continued her legacy at this year’s Walk in October.  Even though it was our first Walk without her, it was very touching to have everyone come together for a cause we all deeply care about.  We will continue to make the Central Jersey Walk a success.

In addition, although wheelchair-bound and with speech degradation, my Mom forcefully lobbied Congress in 2014 and 2015 at the ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington DC to increase resources dedicated toward finding a cure for ALS and improving patient care.  This year, my dad and I joined Congressman Leonard Lance at the Conference on Capitol Hill to promote the Dormant Therapies Act, which will accelerate the development of treatments of diseases, like ALS.

My Mom also wanted to share her story, spread awareness, and help other patients and their families struggling with this horrifying and life-taking disease.  Typed with only one finger because the others were by then tightly curled against her palms, she wrote the book “My Life, Legacy and ALS” which was published in February 2015.

My Mom achieved her final goal a month prior to her passing.  As a result of her tireless advocacy, May was established as ALS Awareness Month in New Jersey in October 2015.  My Mom was ecstatic to see this become law.  

Without the help of the ALS Association Greater NY Chapter with the funding it receives from the Walks, my Mom would not have been able to do all the things she accomplished.  From the equipment loan program to the emotional support our family received, the Greater NY Chapter really helped us stay one step ahead of this horrific disease.  

The ALS Association is working hard on all fronts with research, clinical programs, advocacy, and patient care.  Your participation and contribution to the Central Jersey Walk to Defeat ALS will make a big difference as we continue our quest to end ALS and offer care to people suffering from this horrible disease.  We must continue to fight together, in honor and in memory of all of our loved ones.

Warm regards

Nirali Shah
Team Sonal

Central Jersey Walk Team
Central Jersey Walk Team – Team Sonal

Why We Walk: Team Never Give Up

Why We Walk - Team Never Give Up
Why We Walk – Team Never Give Up

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the Jersey Shore Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team Never Give Up who Walk in honor of Mindy Rosenstein whose son, Noah, is the Team Captain.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


My symptoms first began in 2013 and in June of 2015 I was diagnosed with ALS. With the love and support of my family and friends, I have maintained a positive attitude. Every day I have the choice to either feel sorry for myself or live my life. I chose to live my life and embrace each day with love and laughter. 

Right after my diagnosis, I reached out to the ALS Association of Greater New York. The ALS Association of Greater New York sponsors the ALS Clinic that I go to at Columbia Hospital, a loan closet for equipment, assistance with technology, advocacy groups, research to find a cure and a monthly support group.  After some hesitation, I went to a support group meeting and the sharing of information and resources from the group was incredibly helpful.  The ALS social worker and nurse as well as the other PALS and CALS made me and my family feel that we were not alone.  I continue to go to meetings and I hope that my family and I are able to help others with what we have experienced.  

The ALS Association of Greater New York Chapter has assisted us in navigating this complex journey with kindness and compassion and our family wanted to give back. Since we all love the Jersey Shore, our family talked about participating in the Jersey Shore ALS Walk. We wanted to raise awareness as well as money for research and resources. My son Noah decided to start a team for the walk.  As team captain he named our team “Never Give Up,” a motto I live by. He set a goal for our team to raise $2,500, not even imagining that he could raise that much.  After contacting friends and family whom he thought would donate a few dollars, and maybe come to the walk, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. There were over 50 of our friends and family members that participated in the walk and our team ended up raising over $11,000.  

Our family will “Never Give Up” our fight. We hope you will join us in defeating ALS by donating to the Jersey Shore Walk to Defeat ALS this holiday season.  

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy Holiday!
Mindy Rosenstein
Never Give Up

Jersey Shore Walk Team - Team Never Give Up
Jersey Shore Walk Team – Team Never Give Up

Why We Walk: Team Family United WWL300

Walk Team Banner-Family United WWL300
Walk Team Banner-Team Family United WWL300

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team Family United WWL300 who Walk in memory of Francis Torres.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


My mother-in-law was a co-founder of a social club named Wunway Ladies. Wunway Ladies is a group of women from the Bronx who help out on many social issues and community events. My mother-in-law was always the life of the party, always wanting to have a great time and be a mentor to many that had the privilege to know her. Everyone called her Mom aka Lady Soulja (because she just loved camo) because if she took a liking to you she would treat you like one of her own. She loved to dance and do silly things to make us laugh. 

When my mother-in-law started showing signs of slowing down and complaining of soreness throughout her body, we were very concerned. One day we were walking, doing some shopping, and her legs just gave up on her. We went to her primary doctor and they ran tests on her for weeks. Ultimately it was determined that she had ALS. Once I heard ALS all I knew was that my wife and I had to take care of her but didn’t know what that entailed – she was always the one who took care of us. 

When she just couldn’t walk anymore, we had to get a wheelchair and we had to transport her everywhere. She couldn’t eat like she wanted, causing her to be frustrated at times. It was devastating to our family because she was the rock to our family. My daughter simply cherishes her grandma so having to explain to an eight year old what’s happening to her grandma was one of the most difficult things I ever had to do and to this day she still asks when grandma is going to visit me in my dreams. There came a time where I was just worried for my wife because as much as she was staying strong I knew that seeing her mom in this state was affecting her. So I did my research and came across the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. I just knew I needed some help. Finally I called and spoke with Reagan Swaine who from day one has been a breath of fresh air as she invited us to a seminar to talk about our situation and the options that we have. Honestly it was what we needed to help us try to get through this ordeal. 

We were planning a fundraiser to help our team FAMILY UNITED raise support for the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS that we were planning for. The Walk team helped us obtain literature and other items to assist us spread the word in our neighborhood. I made her promise to come and make an appearance to her fundraiser. I knew she was weak but I knew she wanted to see all her friends and family. The day of the fundraiser came and she was there taking pictures with everyone, smiling and just having a good time. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that she received and, more importantly, the awareness of ALS to everyone who was there.

Three days later, Lady Soulja succumbed to her fight against ALS. We as a family were devastated and we still are. But I’m happy that she kept her promise to stay and make it to her fundraiser and see the impact that she had on people. 

She kept her promise and we will keep ours to help fight for her and for everyone that suffers from ALS. ALS has no race, no gender preference, even if you’re rich or poor. Anyone can get ALS but together we can UNITE and help the FIGHT and maybe one day we can FIND A CURE.

Hope to see you at the WALK in NYC. We will be there! FAMILY UNITED! 

DONATE TODAY.

Jay Storm
Team Family United WWL300 

ALS Walk Team Photo - Team Family United WWL300
ALS Walk Team Photo – Team Family United WWL300

Why We Walk: Team ALStars for a Cure – Team Max

Hudson Valley Walk Team: Team ALStars for a Cure: Team Max
Hudson Valley Walk Team: Team ALStars for a Cure: Team Max

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the Hudson Valley Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team ALStars for a Cure – Team Max
who Walk in honor of Max McComb.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


The first time I heard of ALS was the year of the Ice Bucket Challenge when my company supported the cause and challenged people to donate and participate as a group outside our corporate headquarters in Manhattan. Little did I know that a few years later, this disease would affect me personally.

My husband, Max, started with slurred speech back in March of 2015. Thinking it was a possible stroke, we went to the doctor only to find that this wasn’t the case. It took many various specialized doctors and tests to finally determine and confirm in January 2016 that it was ALS of the bulbar. Since that day, our dreams of moving and retiring were put on hold so that we could understand and focus on this debilitating disease. Over the months ahead I have seen an active man who had a passion for food, cooking, baking, and canning change before my eyes to no longer being able to eat, drink, or taste by mouth. The disease weakened his tongue and throat muscles and also robbed him of his voice.  He can only communicate by texting on his phone or using a whiteboard. I have seen a physical change in him week to week and month to month. The disease continues to rob him of life and has now affected his legs. He has trouble walking and standing or even getting up from a chair. Simple movements that we do involuntarily and take for granted are now a challenge for him.

ALS is a horrible disease and a life changing event. I hope that people will become more aware of how this can strike anyone and what challenges you face. The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter has provided great support to my husband and me.
These people are truly dedicated and caring and provide you with resources and support to help you get through the journey.

Most importantly, we need to find a cure so that others in the future can get to live out their dreams. I encourage people to donate to the cause and participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS. It’s a great event that provides love, hope, and support to the caregivers
and PALS.

Regards,

Mary Jean McComb
Team ALStars for a Cure – Team Max

Hudson Valley Walk Team: Team ALStars for a Cure: Team Max
Hudson Valley Walk Team: Team ALStars for a Cure: Team Max

Why We Walk: Team Charley’s Angels

Why is the Walk to Defeat ALS so important to patients, caregivers, friends, and family?

Even more than the sense of community, love, and friendship on Walk Day, your support of the Westchester Walk to Defeat ALS provides much needed care and equipment to patients as well as advancing research for treatment and a cure for this devastating disease. Each of our Walk Teams have their own unique stories about why they Walk each year. We’d like to share one of those stories with you about Team Charley’s Angels who Walk in honor of Charley Braunfeld and in memory of Leon Braunfeld.

During this holiday season, we hope that you’ll remember why you Walk and continue to support all of our amazing families.


When The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter asked me to draft this email, I thought about it for three days, started several drafts and almost told them I couldn’t do it. As devoted as I am to the fight against ALS and as appreciative as I am of all that the ALS Association offers, each draft started to come across as a letter of despair, outlining the difficulties Dad and our family have faced since Dad’s diagnosis almost seven years ago.

But, then, I started thinking about my children (ages 4 ½ and 1 ½), my niece (age 5 ¾…she’s very specific about the ¾) and my nephew (age 3 ½).  What would they say if you asked them about Grandpa? What would they say about Walk Day? What would they say if they were asked to share their positive energy with the ALS community?

They would enthusiastically yell “there’s nothing bad about Walk Day!” and run to get their Charley’s Angels t-shirts.

They would tell you that they are Grandpa’s special helpers and talk you through all of the things they do to take care of Grandpa: how to make sure his arms are comfortably positioned, how to drive his wheelchair; how to hold the buttons on the wheelchair and the Hoyer lifts; how to carry Grandpa’s pillows and arm braces from floor to floor when it is time for Grandpa to get ready for bed; how to stand in front of Grandpa when you speak to him so that he can see you.

They would gleefully reenact the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by grabbing whatever containers they could find and announcing (through uncontrollable giggles), “I am participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of Grandpa and I am going to challenge [whichever other person was in the room watching their reenactment]!!”

And the youngest would run over to Grandpa’s wheelchair and announce “Bhampa…up” – her method of telling the nearest grown-up that she wants to go for a ride in Grandpa’s wheelchair while sitting on Grandpa’s lap.

Each of them would tell you how much they love Grandpa and how much Grandpa loves them. And what makes their relationships with their Grandfather even more beautiful is that they never knew him before the disease; they were each born after his January 2010 diagnosis. They don’t know who Grandpa was before the disease took over his body.  For these children, Grandpa is a paralyzed, fully-dependent man in the wheelchair who can’t talk, move or eat, but who loves old movies, has an eclectic taste in music, who smiles from ear to ear (as best he can) when they enter the room and who loves them to the moon and back.

So, as we each consider our end of year donations … As we each get ready for Walk season 2017… As we each continue to care for the ALS patients and caregivers in our lives and remember those that we have lost – let’s each see the fight against ALS through the eyes of children.  Everything we do, no matter how seemingly small a gesture, matters and makes a difference. Every opportunity to join Walk Day is a chance to walk side by side with people you love. Every dollar you can donate is one proverbial step closer to a cure.

Everybody truly can be an Angel!

Want to meet these adorable children? Charley’s Angels will see you at the Westchester Walk in June!

Wishing you and your loved ones health, strength and happiness in 2017.

Jessica B. Turnof
Charley’s Angels

Westchester Walk Team: Charley's Angels, Walking to Defeat ALS 2016
Westchester Walk Team: Charley’s Angels, Walking to Defeat ALS, 2016