I'll be running my second half-marathon, God willing, on Sept. 29, the Hamptons Half-Marathon on eastern Long Island. I'll run to benefit retired NFLer Steve Gleason's efforts to build an in-patient residence to serve ALS patients in New Orleans and allow them to live as independently as possible. Gleason, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, figures the residence -- which he hopes to build as a separate floor of a New Orleans nursing home -- will cost between $750,000 and $1 million to establish. So let's see if we can help him. I'll pledge $1,000 to the cause if I finish the run in 2 hours 20 minutes or less, and $2,000 if I either don't finish or run slower than 2:20.
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Thanks for your support - Peter King
Click here to find out more information about the Steve Gleason ALS Residence.