Team TC
Lindsey McDermott has raised $180 for ALS


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  was such a great energy in Falmouth that weekend. I had an amazing experience running the course last summer and can't wait to tackle it again this year! 

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.