August 12th would have been her 18th Wedding Anniversary...
Some lovingly called her "Mary Sunshine," others" Nana Mary"... to me she was was just plain "Mare..."
My big sister Mary Ellen lost her battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease in 2000. While the cure for her was not to be, it will be for someone, someday... and I need your help.
August 12th I will be running in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race to honor my big sister Mary Ellen and all she gave to me and those she loved. Please consider contributing in my sister's memory. The ALS patients need us and our loving help.
The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation was started in 2001 in hopes of creating a brighter future for those living with A.L.S. in New England and honors all of the courageous individuals and families touched by this disease .
Over 30,000 people are living with A.L.S. today , a disease that causes a progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the body affecting voluntary muscle control. Those affected eventually lose their livelihood, their independence and ultimately their lives.
We help those living with the disease today celebrate their time left with their loved ones, offering strength, hope and joy through our Patient Programs. We help future generations through financial support of cutting edge research to one day find a cure.
Mary Ellen was always there for me growing up... and I proudly honor her memory by running for those with ALS who need my help.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Thank you again and God Bless....