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As Veterans Day approaches I wanted to take a moment to THANK all of our Veterans, Active Military Personnel and your families for the dedication, service and sacrifice you’ve given to protect the freedoms of the United States of America!

I am truly honored that through the years many of our riders, sponsors, volunteers and donors have been Veterans and Active Military Personnel. All of us associated with Max’s Ride for ALS Research and Patient Services will continue to play our role in raising awareness of the Military connection in the increased number of ALS diagnosis among our Veterans.

Our fight to strike out “The Beast” of ALS is far from over but we will continue the battle in honor and in memory of those who are no longer able.

George S. Patton ~ It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

We thank God for so many!
Take Care, Be Safe & Thank You Veterans!
~Whitney

Max’s Ride VI~April 21, 2012

The ALS Association today released a new video that raises awareness of the connection between ALS and military service.
The video, found below:

which can be also be viewed on our website at www.alsa.org and on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/thealsassociation, highlights the research which has found that our military heroes are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general public. The video is part of a nationwide awareness campaign that The Association has launched in advance of Veterans Day on November 11.
Additional videos will be released in the coming weeks and The Association will conduct other awareness and outreach activities that draw attention and support to our cause.

To learn more about our Veterans Day Awareness campaign, go to our website, http://ow.ly/79CVS. While you’re there, visit the Wall of Honor and read the powerful stories of courage posted by veterans with ALS, their families and survivors.