Changing the Game in the Fight Against ALS

It’s been eight months since the viral sensation #ALSIceBucketChallenge swept the nation. This is a hashtag success story with $115 million donated during the campaign, and $220 million donated to related ALS charities around the world. Because of this, we are changing the game in the fight against ALS.

It has been eight months since we participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS in Denver.

Team McCormick, the small but mighty !
Team McCormick, the small but mighty !

It will be four years on July 4th, since my step-father, Ron McCormick lost his 10 year battle with this disease.

My favorite picture of Ron before ALS changed his life
My favorite picture of Ron before ALS changed his life

Did you know it cost $2 billion to bring a new treatment to market?

ALS info graphic, we can't stop now
InfoGraphic courtesy of ALSA

Two Billion Dollars. That is some serious fat stacks.

May is ALS Awareness month. I know all too well how this disease can devastate a life and the lives of loved ones. Every year that we participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS, we walked under the name Team McCormick, for Ron. The money we raised may have been a drop in the bucket, but you can’t get a full bucket without many drops. So, there is no such thing as a small donation. One dollar can make a difference.

I can’t cure ALS but I can participate, write letters and donate. It’s the little things that make a big difference.

Because of the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALSA is on their way to $2 billion. We can’t stop now.

My birthday is Thursday and I can’t think of a better gift than a donation to ALSA.  ⇒ [HERE]

And cheesecake. Any flavor. I am not picky.

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Together we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Links: Ron’s Story | Denver Walk 2014 | #IceBucketChllenge | Donate ALSA

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