cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,
cynth
cynthtastic

It's that time again...

The e-mail came out kind of dumb this time around, but I'm walking for ALS. Here is the sponsorship link (I hope):
http://alsphiladelphia.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=4&i=304413&u=304413-256134378&e=2774185895

I'll put the whole wonky e-mail behind a cut.











me,









On October 10, I will be participating in The ALS Association's Lehigh Valley Walk to Defeat ALS™. I have recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to help the Association accelerate the discovery of the cause and cure of Lou Gehrig's Disease, and to provide programs and services that are so desperately needed by ALS patients and their families.









Imagine: as you are busy with your career, your family, and your community responsibilities, you become unable to speak well. You fall inexplicably. You have trouble picking up papers or using a pen. You tire very easily. You seek medical counsel, but are given no satisfactory answers. If you can imagine this, then you start to understand the beginnings of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.









Unfortunately, the beginning is the best part of the struggle with ALS. It gets much worse. Relatively quickly - usually within two years - the patient becomes unable to speak, to move, to swallow. Finally, the patient becomes unable to breathe. Most patients die within five years. Yet, through it all, for the vast majority of patients, their minds remain unaffected. Essentially the ALS patient's mind is trapped inside a helpless body.









My hope is to be one of the top fundraising participants and bring many friends and family with us on Walk Day! To do this, I need your support therefore I am asking you to support my Walk team by making a gift or by walking with me.









It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below. Simply click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising page and donate directly online or join me as a Walk participant.









You may also choose to send your contribution in the form of a check. Please make all checks payable to The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter and send them to me at the following address:









{{Insert your personal information here}}




Name




Address 1




Address 2




City, State, Zip




Phone









You can also send donations directly to The ALS Association at 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. When sending to the office, please include a note that says the money is for the Lehigh Valley Walk to Defeat ALS, team (insert team name here) and for me as the walker.









Thank you again for supporting me in the fight against ALS. I appreciate your generosity and participation and will continue to update you with my progress as Walk Day nears.









Sincerely,




(Insert Your Name Here)














Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter









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http://alsphiladelphia.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=4&i=304413&u=304413-256134378&e=2774185895






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Cynthia Malone









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