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Wade at 2013 Napa Ride for ALS!
Wade at 2013 Napa Ride for ALS!

Team Wade

Thanks for visiting our team page - GO TEAM WADE! Together we're riding to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Team Wade is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS [like Wade] and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure.

As most of you know, our lives changed dramatically on April 4, 2012 when Wade M. Kirchner was officially diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). The ALS Association representative was standing outside the door waiting patiently for Lisa to stop crying so she could tell us about benefits to which this horrible disease had made us automatically entitled. They have been a phone call away each time Wade has needed them.

People deal with news of terminal illness differently, Wade's response has been to take to his bike. He rides "because he still can." Last year, he completed his fourth double century and this year on October 1, he will ride (God willing) in his fourth Napa Century to benefit the ALS Association. 

Won't you take a moment to support him? If you follow the link below, you should be taken to "Team Wade." Once there, you can click on any riders name and donate. Each rider's fundraising goal should be $750.  If a team member achieves this goal, s/he gets a 2016 ALS jersey to add to his/her collection.

If you'd like to join us in Napa, we'd love to have you join the "Team Wade!"

There are even options for "virtual participants" which I take to mean wine guzzling supporters. In any event, please consider supporting Wade. This organization is important to us. Each donation goes directly to the ALS Association.  Together, we are hopeful to find a cure for ALS while Wade is still able to benefit.  Thank you!


Join our team
Simply click the "Join Team" link on our team roster.

Make a donation
Select one of our fantastic participants below. Click their name to donate on their behalf. All the money donated from this page will support our team's overall goal.

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