We Walk for Mo
I am walking for Mo.
It was approximately one year from the time my mother was diagnosed with ALS* until the time she passed away on July 1, 2009. Mo as she was affectionately known by others, was 61 years old and loved shopping, having tea with the girls and spending time with her big, Irish family. Even in the days leading up to her death she was thinking of others asking her husband and sons to send flowers and gifts for others birthdays and special occasions.
Mo left behind a loving husband, three sons, 8 grandchildren and countless family, friends and admirers. For me, the saddest part of this is my daughters, Avery and Zoey, will grow up without knowing my caring, generous, kind-hearted mother.
I recently joined the Board of Directors of the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter. We are holding a Walk on Saturday, October 25th at Carson Beach in South Boston, MA. I am walking in the hopes that my contribution will prevent this from happening to another family somewhere down the road. I welcome anyone that would like to join my family on this day to remember Mo and join in the fight against this horrible disease. My wife Betsy has designed a t-shirt that has been worn on numerous walks in Boston, Baltimore, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach and I promise a t-shirt to anyone who walks with us that day. You can check out my webpage by clicking on the link below and I would love it if you would join our team, We Walk for MO.
You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution (checks made out to ALS Association) to my address listed below.
Thank you for your support,
120 Fairfield st
Needham, MA 02492
*ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a deadly illness with no known cause or cure.
It affects the motor neurons in a person's brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the muscles waste away. Gradually, a person is robbed of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. All the while, the mind remains sharp and aware of the total paralysis that is quickly setting in. Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients only two to five years to live.
And that's why I'm walking for those who can't. My efforts will help The ALS Association fund research to find the cause and cure of Lou Gehrig's Disease, as well as support services for people affected by it. My personal fundraising goal is $25,000, and I hope you'll help me reach it.
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