Jim Howie's Fundraising Page
Riding for Ernie, and others like him him who are fighting ALS
I didn't have any understanding or comprehension of the disease ALS until it hit my best friend Ernie. It is a hideous, ugly disease, with little or no effective treatment. As I talked to friends, I found many others ALS had devastated. One friend lost a brother in law, another his first wife, the list went on and on. As you look into it, not much has changed in the treatment of ALS since Lou Gerhig was diagnosed in the late 1930s. ALS TDI is a cutting edge research organization that is focused on finding treatment and a cure. They have a promising new antibody, AT-1501 ready for clinical trials, as well as building a pipeline of different treatment options. So I'm riding to to help find a treatment and a cure for Ernie and others, and would greatly appreciate your support! This my second year for the ride, and I have to say that 270 miles on a bike in 3 days is a long way to go. I'm sure I have been more tired than at the end of day 3 of last year, but I just don't remember when. But it pales to the effort people figthing ALS have to face daily. So please join with me in donating to ALS-TDI, to drive research to find treatments and ultimately a cure. Thanks for your help and support.