Hi everyone, and welcome to my 2021 Falmouth Road Race fundraising page! I have once again joined Team Challenge ALS to honor my dear old dad, George. Dad was an avid runner and competed in dozens of marathons as a younger man (including the 1978 Boston Marathon) and countless other road races throughout his life. The 2021 Falmouth Road Race will be run on August 15 on Cape Cod, and this will be my second time running what is easily one of the most beautiful courses that I have ever experienced.
Seven years ago, as many of you know, my dad successfully beat stage 3 cancer. He showed incredible strength and determination in enduring the chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and extensive surgery that it took to rid his body of cancer. I competed in my first two marathons as a sort of tribute to him while he was going through these treatments in 2014.
But today Dad continues to fight a different battle against a very different foe: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease (fitting, as he's a Yankees fan . . . nobody's perfect). ALS was made infamous by the Ice Bucket Challenge a number of year ago. A lot of money was raised through those efforts, and significant advancements in the fight against ALS were made because of that money. But there is still no cure for ALS, and there is a long way to go before one can be developed. That is why I first teamed up with the ALS Association and, with your help, raised over $11,000 while training for and completing the 2020 Boston Marathon! But the fight to defeat ALS is not over . . . and I need your help again! Every little bit pushes us closer to my updated goal of $3,000 - my own kids, Olivia and Kellen, were the very first to contribute to this campaign, again both donating a whole week's allowance to the cause! Whether you are able to donate $1, $100, or anything in between (or more!), please know that every penny will be sincerely appreciated by me, my family, and the ALS community as a whole.
Finally, I will continue to share on Instagram my training progress, my running exploits around Boston, and our experiences with ALS, so check me out there: @todd_runs_boston
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, and of course, please feel free to share with anyone and everyone who might be interested. Thanks again!
Thank you for visiting my donation page and considering making a donation to The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter! I am very excited to be on Team Challenge ALS! My goal is to raise $1,250 for families who are living with ALS!
The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter was founded on January 27, 1990, to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. The Massachusetts Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families living with ALS. The Chapter provides no-cost services to ALS families which include support groups, home visits, insurance counseling, referrals to community resources, durable medical equipment loans, the Care Connection program, education, and support.
To learn more about The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter click here to visit their website! If you want to make a donation by check please make the check payable to The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter and send the check to The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood MA 02062!
Thanks for supporting my fundraising efforts for The ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter. It's generous donors like yourself that will help me exceed my fundraising goals!
THANK YOU to everyone that donated!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jun 27||Andrea Doyle||$109.85|
|Jun 14||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|May 29||Duffey clan||$109.85|
|May 23||Andy & Anita Towt||$218.85|
|May 22||Elaine Schatzel||$109.85|
|May 18||Heather Towt||$55.35|
|May 18||Becca Phu||$109.85|
|May 17||Tony and Mary Ho||$109.85|
|May 17||Allison Underwood||Undisclosed amount|