Letters to the Editor

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raises awareness in Tri-Cities

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the Tri-Cities area by storm.  This phenomenal occurrence is drawing unprecedented awareness to a disease many know nothing about, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  The National ALS Association along with the Chapters (like the Tennessee Chapter) have received $22.6 million since July 29th.

Please consider making a donation to the upcoming Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS. The Walks across the state this fall are the primary source of funding the Tennessee Chapter of the ALS Association has to provide services and support to families in Tennessee living with ALS.  If we do not reach our goal of $95,000 on October 11th, we will not be able to provide all the services we have budgeted for in 2015.

You can donate and find out more at www.alstn.org, donate to the Tri-Cities Walk in general or donate to a team.  To really show your support, join a team or form a new team, fundraise, and walk with us at Warrior’s Path State Park on October 11th.  You will never regret meeting these amazing people in our area who are facing this disease with strength and dignity!

 

                                                    

Thank you!
Brenda Hrivnak
Chair, Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS