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!
Where’s Carl the Tour de Carl is complete and for 31 days we have been mesmerized by the SPOT dot and Facebook posts. The paperwork is being submitted for Guinness Book of World Record review but in our eyes he is already a winner. The awareness that Carl has shared on ALS is priceless and all of us at Max’s Ride for ALS cannot thank him enough for asking us to be part of this amazing adventure. Please be sure and add a note that your donation is because of Carl and we will continue to track all donations that come in on behalf of Carl’s journey, so it is never too late to donate. Together we do make a difference! Thank you Carl and Thank you all for your support!
Donation Total from 6/19/14-8/18/14 $2,858.83
THANK YOU DONORS (This may be a partial list as some donors wish to remain anonymous)
- Michael Bachers
- Ceri Davies
- Kelly Hitchcock Hochanadel
- Joseph Herda
- Deri Morgan
- Travis Torreyson
- Eleri Davies
- Tracy Merritt
- Savannah & Jackson Silvestry
- Pat & Christina Murphy
- Steven May
- Gary Steinmetz
- Sarah Snyder
- Carl’s Family & Friends
Donate via PayPal using the Donate Button to your left or via snail mail at the above addresses. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT TO STRIKE OUT ALS!
Scroll down for the GPS update link and the full background story on Carl’s Journey!
Watch KXAN’s coverage of Carl Davies’ World Record ride attempt:
You may not be able to ride along during the 22,000 mile World Record ride, but you can follow along live!
See Carl’s story below and donate today!