In the past decade, I have known, or dear friends have known, several people who have been diagnosed with ALS. For quite a while now, my prayers have consistently included someone who suffers from or has recently passed away from ALS.
This year, though not completely back to the 3-day, 290 mile challenge of years past, I will be participating in the 100 mile in-person ride on June 28 - which after a year of COVID restrictions, I consider to be challenge enough!
As compared to some chronic and deadly diseases, ALS has remains stubbornly resistant to a breakthroughs. Indeed, no effective treatment or cure has yet been discovered though many promising therapies seem on the horizon. Changing the grim reality of ALS is the passion and focus for many in the research community. And really, all that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money.
So I humbly ask for your support for this very worthy cause - both financial and with your thoughts and prayers - for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease. Let's make a big push against it.