Gigi Marcia's Heart & Soul *Train of Love*
Hello Friends and Family,
I hope that you will join me, in spirit or in person, for this year's Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, May 6th. Take a walk with me, my family, friends and countless others down New York's Hudson River Park parallel to West Side Highway. We will support and celebrate PALS (Patients of ALS), caregivers, families, and most importantly for me, we will walk in loving memory of my beautiful mother Marcia Frey.
In May of 2014 my mom was diagnosed with ALS. In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 17th, 2016 she lost a hard-fought, courageous battle with a horrific disease that knows no cure. Despite her diagnosis she tackled ALS head-on, like the champion she was; she educated herself, became involved with her doctors and specialists, and most importantly, stayed positive. She gave the selfless gift of participation in several clinical and medical trials through Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She hoped that the outcome of this research would benefit the vast number of patients with ALS for years to come, and she believed that her contribution of time and focus would make a difference. She was an altruist at heart, and I am so proud to celebrate her on this day and every day.
The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Foundation's largest annual event, and they are primed to put your donations hard to work. Together we can support those who have an intimate relationship with Lou Gehrig's Disease and work to find a cure. Please help me become a conduit to bring funds to ALS research by reaching my goal of $7,851.00. Last year WE RAISED AN OUTSTANDING $7,850 - and I want to crush it by at least $1 this year! Every donation helps and makes me look great! $5 or $15, $50 or $500 - please consider donating what you can. Who says money doesn't show you care? Not me! Our team, Gigi Marcia's Heart & Soul *Train of Love* is ready to receive!
If ever there was a person who taught me to raise my chin up, stay positive, keep laughing and take one day at a time it was my gorgeous, caring, spirited, loving, perfect mother Marcia. She led by example. I am proud to walk in her honor.
Please visit alsa.org for information and details on the walk, or feel free to email or call me directly.
With many thanks and much love,
Laura & Family
|Gigi Marcia's Heart & Soul *Train of Love*||Raised|
|Matt and Liz Elkin||$50.00|
|Jessica Van Tasell||$100.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|