We Are Wayne
We lost our fearless leader, Wayne Fuller, just about a year ago, in the days leading up to the 2016 DC Walk to Defeat ALS. Wayne was a phenomenal person, a true force of nature in so many ways. He was such a prolific spokesperson and fundraiser for the ALS Association that the DC Walk’s top team receives a trophy that bears his name.
So, this year, the Fuller Friends team is navigating through uncharted waters. How do we replace Wayne’s creativity, spirit, and fundraising prowess? Fortunately, the answer is – we don’t have to, thanks to Wayne himself. Anyone who ever met Wayne and spent even just a few moments with him couldn’t help but be affected by him. He left an indelible mark on each of us, and all of us will carry a piece of Wayne with us for the rest of our lives.
All of us who knew and loved Wayne are dealing with the fact that he lost his struggle with ALS after an amazingly courageous 11-year battle. Wayne was our general, but we are the battalion that stands behind him, trained by him to be armed and ready to carry the fight forward. And so we will, because we must win the war against ALS, on behalf of Wayne and the countless others who have been afflicted with this insidious disease.
Our goal this year is simple. We want to remain atop the perch as the DC Walk’s top fundraising team. We want to win the Wayne R. Fuller top fundraising team trophy yet again. We want to do this for Wayne, for ourselves, and for the 700 other local patients living with ALS today who are praying for a cure before it’s too late.
Please help us honor Wayne by joining our team, walking with us on the National Mall on October 14th, and donating as generously as you can to the cause. There was only one Wayne Fuller, and he was irreplaceable. This year, the Fuller Friends team will do its best to fill his enormous void, and we remain optimistic, because, scary as this may sound to anyone who knew him, We Are Wayne!
Thank you for your support, and God bless.
|Denotes a Team Captain|