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Upstate New York Chapter

Buffalo Walk

Lonnie's Buddies and Belles

Lonnie's Buddies & Belles will be walking to support Melanie (Lonnie) Nowak, who was diagnosed with ALS on September 22, 2014. Lonnie has faced many difficult challenges in the last 2 1/2 years and will face many more as this disease progresses. This year Lonnie was selected as the Honorary PAL for the Buffalo Walk, and our team will have the privilege to be the lead team at the starting line.

Our team will be walking for the third year to support her in raising the needed funds for the ALSA of Upstate NY, who has helped her by offering support, advice, and compassion. Please consider donating or joining our team to raise funds that will be used for continued research to find a cure for this terrible disease and for the continued support to pALS and their families.


Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.

Why We Need Your Help

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

Lonnie's Buddies and Belles Raised
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Janet May $775.00
Kathy Aranyosi $0.00
Joanne Bugaj $0.00
Helping Hand Martin Bugaj $243.00
Steve Bugaj $0.00
Justin Burnham $0.00
Helping Hand Katie Burnham $100.00
Helping Hand Ken Czubaj $50.00
Helping Hand Dawn Dutton $150.00
Evan Dutton $0.00
Timothy Dutton $0.00
Betty Everhardt $0.00
John Everhardt $0.00
Helping Hand Dave Feary $50.00
Debi Feary $50.00
Helping Hand Christine Gallivan $50.00
Helping Hand Kenneth Gallivan $50.00
Sharon Goldyn $0.00
Helping Hand Patricia Horwat $100.00
Helping Hand Rich Horwat $100.00
Helping Hand Patrick Johnson $250.00
Helping Hand Celeste Korzeniewski $100.00
Helping Hand Janice Korzeniewski $75.00
Helping Hand Lawrence Korzeniewski $75.00
Marcia Korzeniewski $0.00
Helping Hand Laurel Kropski $100.00
Thomas Kropski $0.00
Helping Hand Daniel May $100.00
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Jay Nowak $325.00
LEVEL 4 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Melanie Nowak $2,220.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Thomas Nowak $680.00
Helping Hand Lynn Olkowski $50.00
Helping Hand Kimberly Rodgers $150.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Barbara Shine $700.00
Dennis Shine $0.00
Peter Skowron $0.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Dianne Tiede $500.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Mark Tiede $500.00
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Barb Trznadel $400.00
LEVEL 5 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Richard Trznadel $2,859.90
Stephanie Wilkinson $0.00
Tyler Wilkinson $0.00
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