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Rick Speer <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 3 Aug 2012 16:38:25 -0400
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For those that know Sue Gawler, here's a message asking for some support.
For those that don't know her, you might want to donate to the ALS
Association just to support a worthwhile cause.

PS: missed seeing everyone at the Josselyn meeting--hope to be back next

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sue Gawler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Subject: I'm Walking to Defeat ALS® again!
To: [log in to unmask]

  [image: 2012 Walk to Defeat ALS]

Dear Richard,

With your help last year, I became a loyal participant in The ALS
Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®. I learned firsthand -- and those of you
who walked with us did too-- that the Walk is a life-changing event,
uniting thousands of people around the nation to fight for the same
ultimate goal – a world without ALS! The Walk is coming up again very soon,
September 8th, and that means it’s fundraising time again.


Before you dismiss this email, thinking “Are you really asking me again?” I
hope you’ll consider a few things…

1. People are still getting diagnosed with ALS. Now, more than ever, those
suffering with this devastating disease need our help. The money you donate
not only funds cutting-edge research, but it also provides critical
programs for families affected by ALS. Did you know that it can cost up to
$200,000 per year to live with ALS?

2. Every donation is spent incredibly efficiently to maximize the impact on
the fight against ALS. 91% of the money you donate goes directly to fund
research and patient programs. That’s an impressive percentage compared to
other charitable organizations. Really. Check it out!

3. Still not feeling inspired? Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients
only two to five years to live, as the motor neurons in the brain and
spinal cord die, leading to paralysis and respiratory failure. In the vast
majority of patients (I'm so thankful to be in this group), the mind
remains sharp. Research funded by The ALS Association continues to make
great strides in helping scientists understand more about ALS, but there is
still no known cure for this always-fatal disease.

As you know, I was diagnosed nearly two years ago. Roy and I have both
retired, and he is my full-time caregiver. I am blessed with a generous
circle of family and friends, who keep me going. But many with ALS lack a
good support system, and the help from the ALS Association is  critical.

I deeply appreciate your gift to last year's Walk. I am asking again for
your financial support in my continuing quest to raise funds for The ALS
Association through the Walk to Defeat ALS®.

Please click on the link below to go directly to my personal fundraising
page, where you can learn more or sign up to join the Sueboo Crew. Or,
click on the "donate" button to make an online gift now. No amount is too
small, or too big. Every dime makes a difference. Thank you!



P.S. Please feel free to forward this email. We need more people to support
the fight against this awful disease.

*About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou
Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research,
providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of
chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical
care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds
hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new
treatments and a cure.*

Click here to visit my personal
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the
web address:

Click here to view the team page for The SueBoo Crew Kicks ALS
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the
web address:

If you no longer wish to receive email messages sent from your friends on
behalf of this organization, please click
paste this URL into your browser:

 [image: Donate]<http://web.alsa.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=22759&FR_ID=8215&PROXY_ID=2972935&PROXY_TYPE=20&22759.donation=form1>

[image: My Page]<http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?px=2972935&pg=personal&fr_id=8215>


*"Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?"  *-
Aldo Leopold, from "The green lagoons" in *A Sand County Almanac*