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Greater New York Chapter

Westchester Walk

Doing It For Debby

Dear Family and Friends,

It is difficult to believe that fourteen years have passed since we first walked as a team in support of Debby Berniker as she courageously battled ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Much has happened in those thirteen years yet we still do not have a cure. Unfortunately, Debby, as well as her brother-in-law Artie Ross, have died, along with thousands of others afflicted with ALS.

With your help, we began an important commitment to fighting ALS by walking with our team, Doing it for Debby. We're proud to announce that over the past thirteen years our team has raised over $135,000 for ALS research and vital patient care.

This year's walk is Sunday, June 25th at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street in Purchase, NY. We will be walking in honor of our inspiration, Debby, as well as for the others we have lost and for those who continue their courageous battles. 

Join us! If you can, please make a donation and help us continue to support the fight to find a cure for ALS!

Thank you in advance for your support


Suzanne Slansky 914-671-9618

Eric Berniker 646-621-5022


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.

Doing It For Debby Raised
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Suzanne Slansky $300.00
LEVEL 9 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Eric Berniker $11,723.00
Alix Berniker $0.00
Jen Berniker $0.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Scott Berniker $525.00
Wyatt Berniker $30.00
Joan Kahn $0.00
Matthew Kahn $0.00
Ava Moraitis $0.00
Greg Moraitis $0.00
Ellen and Neil Stepman $0.00
Helping Hand Michele Vozick $100.00
Denotes a Team Captain
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