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Why we ride...

Why We Ride Page - Linda


Why We Ride Page - Ryan



Why We Ride Page - Sue Fox




We are inspired to share the story of Linda Lettieri, wife of Paul Lettieri and sister of Janet Hittle, who lost her battle with ALS in 2007. In her memory, they continue to raise awareness and funding every year as team captains at the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS. We are so proud to have them as supporters of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter.





Ryan Farnsworth was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 at the age of 29. He continues to live his life to the fullest and sees his diagnosis as an opportunity to develop an expanded sense of love, joy, gratitude, and peace. Ryan is the author of a book of poems and inspirational thoughts entitled, “Seeds of Light Sown.” He, and his family and friends, are proud supporters of the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk, where he celebrated his 30th birthday last year.




Sue Fox, a mother of two and an active member of the community, was diagnosed with ALS in 1990 and lost her brave battle four years later. Her son, Blair, has continued to fight against the disease by helping the ALS community through his work as the Co-Chair of the The ALS Association Golden West Chapter Young Professionals Group (as well as volunteering at our Walks to Defeat ALS and Ride to Defeat ALS).