We hope that you will join us in our “race” to cure the devastating disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We are passionate about finding a cure for ALS, with 100% of the funds raised going to the Cecil B. Day Laboratory at UMass Medical School, where worldwide groundbreaking research is being done daily.
Sharon Timlin, mother of Mike Timlin, a retired pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, succumbed to ALS in 2002. This race/family day was organized in her memory and to benefit all who suffer from this disease. In 2003, our dear friend and one of our organizers was also diagnosed with ALS, George Mazareas. Please visit our Faces of ALS page to read about so many wonderful individuals who have been affected by this devastating disease.