The Doo Bee Quilting Group here in Austin created and donated this beautiful quilt wall hanging to Max’s Ride for ALS. We have decided to placed it on our Facebook page for auction:
The Auction will end at 9.m. Austin time on 12/11/14. Place your bid on the Facebook post early and be sure to return to see how your bid stands. Don’t have a facebook page? Send us a message including your name, address and bid and we will place a bid on the site and notify you of updates via e-mail. Current bid is $60 as of 5:30 p.m. on 12/8/14
On a chilly, rainy day in Austin an AMAZING group of folks both volunteered and participated in our 1st Max’s Ride Car & Bike Show for ALS. We had 30 Participants! 26 Cars/Trucks and 4 Motorcycles braved the elements to take part in the fight to Strike Out ALS. Even Guinness Book of World Record Rider, Carl Davies made it by with his bike which had been untouched since he rode in off his 31 day Adventure.
With Cowboy Harley-Davidson donating some pretty cool trophies, we awarded 19 of the 22 categories. Music played by Matt Begley and Bitter Wiskey and they were awesome enough to allow us to utilize their sound system prior to having to pack up due to the rainy weather.
A Big Thank You to our Donors on the Silent Auction Items:
Chuck Nash Auto Group
Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin
We are on the schedule for 2015 at Cowboy Harley Davidson, so mark your calendar November 14, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Max’s Ride Car & Bike Show for ALS. I’ve also put in an order for nicer weather. Thanks to All who made it by! Stay tuned to this web page for more upcoming Max’s Ride ALS events! TOGETHER WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Be sure to check out our pictures on our Facebook page: Max’s Ride for ALS
|To see all of the categories/classes, download the 2014 flyer here: Car Show|
I’m sure many of you are wondering what the big who ha is about on this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Well, since Max was diagnosed in April of 2002 we have had some minor annual media coverage on ALS. Persons diagnosed traditionally lose their battle in 2-5 years, and it is very hard to keep the topic of ALS on the forefront of peoples minds unless they have been personally touched by this beast. Prior to Max, I admit, I knew of “Lou Gehrig’s disease” but had no real clue. Since Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech over 75 years ago, very few breakthroughs in testing, research or treatment have occurred. ALS is an extremely unknown and underfunded disease. Max’s did all he could from the date of diagnosis until his death to raise awareness and funding.
I’ve seen many amazing people die because of ALS and it is awful every time. I have not grown immune to the hardships and unfair product of ALS and I never will. This ice bucket challenge is doing so much in raising awareness and much needed funds so Thank You All! We hope for a cure and until then we will continue to fight for those who are no longer able. Together we do make a difference! Who would have thought the difference a little ice water could make.
Keep those challenges rolling, the donations coming in and KEEP ON SMILING!!!
KXAN was there as Carl returned home from his record breaking ride:
Welcome home, Carl!