We are once again forming team Take a Lapp for ALS to participate in this October’s Virtual DC Walk to Defeat ALS. We feel it is especially important this year to honor Rodney Lapp by walking in his memory.
Rodney left a lasting impact on all who knew him, and he taught us what it means to have complete trust in the Lord. If you were at last year’s walk, you witnessed Rodney’s courage and resolve to be there after leaving hospice the night before. After witnessing his determination, I know Rodney would want us to continue to search for a cure for this devastating disease and to support those who are currently fighting ALS.
This walk is the ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapter to support research and sustain care services, including support groups, equipment loans and supplies to families at no cost.
Many of you have supported team Take a Lapp for ALS over the past 4 years through walking or making and raising donations. This will be our 5th year as a team, and together we have raised over $60,000! This would not have been possible without every one of you who participated or donated!
The walk will be virtual this year as a "walk where you want" style event. It will take place on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 am.
Our chapter will be having an opening ceremony the morning of 10/17 that will be streamed live on Facebook. Anyone can join in to view the opening ceremony. They are also creating a special Week to Defeat ALS Facebook event and throughout the day on the 17th will be asking teams to send pictures, videos, encouraging messages, etc. that they will share on social media.. We also have some separate ideas for our individual team that we will be sharing.
We would love to have you join our team Take a Lapp for ALS, but if you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation to support our efforts.
Together we can honor Rodney and show our support for all those fighting this disease! Let’s work together to find theKey to Defeat ALS!
Carol Harris & Amanda Harris
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer Romans 12:12