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Greater New York Chapter

Hudson Valley Walk

Travelin' for Havelin

Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS(TM) fundraising goal this year! As you know Roy has been diagnosed with ALS since 2009 and this will be our eighth year of walking on behalf of the ALS Association.

Why We Need Your Help:

Roy continues his fight as he walks only a few steps to transfer and his speech is difficult to understand as his ALS advances. He needs more help with every day tasks and care. As discouraging as things can be, his attitude remains excellent and his spirit is still soaring. Roy still attends our local Y three days a week, and is blessed to have the assistance of a wonderful friend and trainer, Kevin. Roy serves as an inspiration for many.

As Roy's full time caregiver, I must confess to having my frustrating moments, since he needs a lot more of my attention, but I blame those times on the ALS. We go through it day by day; hour by hour. Every day there is a brand new adventure!

As we have said many times before, and every year since we became involved with this event, our walk is the only way we fight Roy's ALS. It gives us some hope that maybe, with the research that the ALS Association provides, one day they will find a cure and put an end to this horrific disease. The ALS Association also gave us an Ipad to assist with Roy's speech and a special cushion to relieve backside pressure. We can use this important equipment until no longer needed, which is such an amazing help. They also provided us with a nurse who visited our home and gave us advice and needed information. All of these things are possible because of your efforts, and the funds that are provided. 

As we have said over the last few years... The support of our friends and and family have made such a difference in our daily lives and in the optimism we have for the future.

We hope that we will see you and your friends on Sunday, October 15th to walk with us! If you cannot attend, but will be making a donation, thanks so much for your generosity.

With love, deep appreciation and gratitude,

Donna and Roy

Travelin' for Havelin
LEVEL 6 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Donna Havelin
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Lauren Jessop
Helping Hand Cindy McMahon
Helping Hand Travling with Havelin
Helping Hand Buzz Alden
Helping Hand Marion Alden
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Diane Birmingham
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Sara Birmingham
Helping Hand Audrey Carey
Helping Hand John Cherny
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Patricia Cherny
Helping Hand Thomas Cleland
Helping Hand Corinne Coulter
Lisa Day
Clare Deegan-Kent
Helping Hand Timmy Dempsey
Bill Ehrhardt
Mary Fox
Mike Fox
Chris Gangemi
Rick Gangemi
Helping Hand Donna & Tony Grant
Helping Hand Jeanne Grau
John Grau
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Jenna Havelin
Jennifer Havelin
Joseph Havelin
Roy Havelin
Helping Hand Sandy Havelin
Helping Hand Susan Havelin
Helping Hand Susan Hebel
Richard Jessop
Finna Kent
Helping Hand Lauren Klaus
John Klumpp
Ira Lichtman
Helping Hand Cathy Marrash
Helping Hand Dave Marrash
Helping Hand Jennifer Masson
Helping Hand Frederick McMahon
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Dene O'Connor
Erik Rego
Helping Hand Ellen Santoro
Helping Hand John Santoro
Helping Hand Patricia Shatsoff
James Sinatra
Regina Sinatra
LEVEL 3 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Roberta Sinatra
Helping Hand Laura Smith
Helping Hand Holly Stadtler
Jason Stadtler
Helping Hand Carly Swanson
Helping Hand Danielle Swanson
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Nancy Swanson
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