Support ALS research

This morning I took a Spinning class for two reasons – to workout my body and to help fund amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. I am particularly motivated to support this annual fundraiser at my gym (Spectrum Club in El Segundo CA) because two people in my life were diagnosed with and later died of ALS.

Our event, Getting’ Down with Toni Brown, supports Augie’s quest, a fundraiser focused on finding treatments and cures by the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s largest drug development program devoted entirely to ALS. Toni Brown was a Spinning instructor and then diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Please watch this video to see how Toni is doing now.

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Participation in the group fitness sessions today – classes include Spinning, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and others – cost a minimum donation of $25. I counted about thirty people in my class – the first class of the day – this morning. So we raised at least $750.00. A great start in meeting our goal for the entire campaign of $50,000. You can also bid on an auction item here.

I hope you’ll learn more about ALS here and donate if you can. Right now a diagnosis of ALS is a death sentence. Let’s see if we can change that.


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