Raised $2,861 of $3,000 Goal
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 2021 Falmouth Road Race to support Compassionate Care ALS!
I am excited to run this race’s seven miles in support of an organization that means so much to me. It has been a tough year for all of us spent coping with the challenges of the COVID pandemic. For my family, it has been over a year that we got a diagnosis for my dad, Steve, of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It has been a slow degradation in mobility and strength. With a strong community of support, we are spending each day feeling loved and making each day as fulfilling as possible.
He is now beginning to accept the use of adaptive equipment that is helping him to increase safety and independence to do his daily routines. We are especially grateful for our team at Mass General Hospital, the Marion Council on Aging, Steve’s general practitioner, Dr. Amy Wiegandt, and Compassionate Care ALS on Cape Cod (CCALS) as well as our family, neighbors, and friends. I don’t know what we would do without these supportive systems being in place. Thank you all!
We recently learned about the opportunity to raise funding for CCALS by forming a team to participate in the Falmouth Road Race in August. Anyone who knows my father knows that he was a runner. He ran races by himself, with his family, and friends. He loved the Falmouth Road Race!
Please consider supporting “Team Cookie”, either by enrolling to run/walk or making a donation to the team, it would be a fantastic way to brighten his August. It will mean a lot knowing of your support of CCALS who have been there for us in coping with this insidious disease.
Funds raised from Falmouth Road Race allow Compassionate Care ALS to provide direct services and durable goods to ALS patients, their families, and their caregivers. Please give generously and assist us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS!