Growing up on Cape Cod, I have many memories of watching runners from all over the world come to Falmouth each August to run the Road Race. There is always a great energy in Falmouth that weekend. I have had amazing experiences running the course the past three summers and can't wait to tackle it again this August.
The great thing about the Falmouth Road Race, like many races, is that many runners are running for imporant cause. This is something that helps put into perspective all the training that goes into the race prep. This year I will be running to support Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), a non-profit organization that provides service and support to patients, families, and caregivers who are battling ALS.
I will be running in memory of a good family friend, Tom Connolly, who passed away from ALS in July 2009. During Tom's battle with ALS, CCALS helped Tom and his family as he battled the disease.
Since many of my childhood memories with the Connolly family include beach days in nearby Popponesset, running the seven miles from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights will be a great way to honor Tom's memory.
ALS continues to affect an estimated 5,000 additional people in the United States every year. In order for CCALS to keep providing support and services for patients and their families, they need funding which comes from donations by people like you. Please consider donating to my Falmouth Road Race page and help CCALS continue to provide their support and service to patients and their families who are courageously battling this dreadful disease.