Hey everyone. My name is Louis Mykoff. I am doing a 125 mile run to help raise money for the Team Gleason Foundation, to benefit ALS research and the people of New Orleans. It will start on September 25th and end on September 30th. My goal is to raise $10,000 in support of Team Gleason. I would really appreciate any gift you can make to help me reach my goal! Any donation of $20 and over or more will get you a tank top or t-shirt (your choice-- please put size in your comment section). Designs are coming soon!
Steve Gleason will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina—a defining moment of for the city, the state, and the team that we love. Steve played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. Steve is determined to inspire others by continuing to pursue life adventures despite his diagnosis, and has challenged the worlds of technology and science to identify their most promising developments toward new treatments and a cure. Steve, along with his friends and family, started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure.
Steve Gleason’s story inspired me, so I decided to do something kind of crazy, impactful, and important-- something that would make a difference in others' lives, something that will make me feel inspired and complete. I'm going to run the levee from the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge to the Superdome in New Orleans. The run will come out to around 125 miles over a 5 day span. I plan on running up to the Superdome just in time for Monday Night Football when the New Orleans Saints will be playing the Miami Dolphins on September 30th. The run will end as we come up to Steve Gleason's statue which is located outside of the Superdome.
When I heard about Steve Gleason’s fight against ALS, it really put my problems into perspective. His fight inspired me, the way it has inspired countless others, to re-connect with my own motivation, determination and drive. Steve inspired me to give of myself and to help others in my community.
Like Steve, I want to show that I can overcome my own struggles. I want to be a part of something that is bigger than just me. I want to show my family, friends, and anyone else who hears about my run that ordinary people can make a difference; that even the smallest contributions can go a long way. I want to remind myself and others that anything is possible with dedication, inspiration, love, and hope. Most of all, I want to join Team Gleason in helping find a cure for ALS.
Thank you so much for helping my reach my $10,000 goal in support of Team Gleason. Any amount you give will help me get there. Thank you for your support!
Remember, a gift of $20 or more gets you a commemorative Red Crescent Run Tank top or T-shirt! The colors of shirts will be purple, red, yellow, green, and Tahiti blue. The lettering of all the shirts will be neon orange. Please put IN THE COMMENT SECTION the type of shirt (tank top or T-shirt), color of shirt, and size of shirt you wish to receive with your $20 or more donation!(The shirts cost $7. Out of your donation of $20 or more-- $7 will go to the cost of the shirt and the rest to Team Gleason!! Thank you!! Also-- if you want a T-shirt and we have to ship it will be a $5 cost that will be taken out of your donation!)