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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.

I hope you are all staying cool in this CRAZY heat! With their permission, I wanted to share these two e-mails from two families that were able to attend the National ALS Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. this year, over Mother’s Day weekend. They were able to attend, due in large part because of the donations raised at the 2010 Max’s Ride IV. Please read below:

Thank you SO much for making it possible for my husband Roy and myself to attend the ALS Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Roy has ALS and is a veteran. Going to Washington, D.C. was a wonderful experience for both of us – hearing about the research being done, meeting so many new friends who are also suffering from this horrible disease, and meeting with legislators, many of whom were very sympathetic and will hopefully further our cause. Without your generous support, this would not have been possible. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and bless you in all your endeavors.

Sincerely,
Jeanne B

I want to send a huge thank you and a big hug for the biggest blessing that you gave me. That blessing was to share my story of my sister Elizabeth Ann Nelson. What an incredible experience it was to share my story with everyone. I made a portfolio that I carried with me everywhere and I took that with me. Losing her in January was very hard for my family but with your help you gave me the courage to keep her story alive and to share it with so many people. Although this trip was filled with tears my sister’s memory will continue to be in my heart and now in the heart of others and how this disease strickens so many people. I learned so much over there and having the opportunity to speak with members of congress knows that as we work together to find this cure we will continue to fight and never give up. This trip made such a huge impact in my life. Her two sons and her husband that she left behind were crying when I told them I was going to get this experience to share her story. Leaving on mothers day had such a huge impact also a day they will always miss with their mom. Thank you again for everything and know that anyone that goes on this trip such as myself puts a fire in our gut that we have to keep fighting everyday to find a cure.

God Bless You Whitney and again thank you.
RoseMarie G

Max’s Ride V raised an additional $14,500 for the ALS Association-South Texas Chapter! Together we do make a difference! Thank you so much for your continued support in the fight to Defeat ALS!!! Please keep in touch and remember, feedback is always appreciated!!!
~Whitney

Save the Date: April 21, 2012 Max’s Ride ALS VI

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped in making the 5th Annual Max’s Ride and Concert for ALS a success!

Check back for updates on our fundraising totals and take a peek at our Facebook page Max’s Ride ALS for a ton of photos!

If you missed Max’s Ride and would still like to contribute, donations are always accepted either through our Paypal button to the left or you can send your tax deductible donation to Max’s Ride ALS c/o ALSA STX Chapter, 8705 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste 114, Austin TX  78757

Again, thank you everyone for your support in the fight to Strike Out ALS!!!

BBVA Compass Bank has selected Max’s Ride as one of the non-profits it supports through the Compass For Your Cause program.

All new checking account royalties, refer-a-friend payments, and ongoing card use royalties will be used to support Max’s Ride. We appreciate your contribution!

How it works:

  1. Open a new BBVA Compass checking account* and tell your BBVA Compass Banker to apply our organization affinity code listed below. BBVA Compass will pay Max’s Ride a royalty of $50 for your account opening.
  2. Tell your BBVA Compass Banker to apply the Refer-A-Friend code 669500948. This will entitle you to $25 and Max’s Ride to $25!! **Ask your BBVA Compass Banker for details.
  3. Apply for a BBVA Compass Visa Check Card* tied to your account. BBVA Compass will pay us a royalty of 0.25% of the purchase amount of every signature-based purchase you make with your card.*** You can even show your support every time you use your check card by customizing the card with our logo!

Already a customer?

If you are already a BBVA Compass customer, simply tell your banker to update your account to include the Max’s Ride code. You can also do this by calling 1-800-COMPASS or at any BBVA Compass Banking Center. When you participate in the program you will also be eligible for the Compass Bonus BankingSM program which offers you opportunities to save more on all your banking needs. Make sure you ask your BBVA Compass representative about the program.

Max’s Ride’s Affinity Code: 89583

*Accounts and check cards subject to approval. $25 minimum opening deposit required. New account holder must make 5 transactions (deposits, checks, online bill payments, ACH transactions or check card purchases) within first 60 days of opening the checking account in order for the organization to qualify for royalty payments. New account holder must be a resident of AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM or TX and must be at least 18 years of age (19 in AL) to qualify.
**Program bonuses will be paid within 90 days of account opening. New accounts must have a minimum of two customer initiated deposits within the first 30 days.
***A “Qualifying Purchase” is any signature-based purchase, internet purchase, phone or mail-order purchase, bill payment, contactless purchase (a purchase made by holding your Visa card or other device up to a secure reader instead of swiping your card), or small dollar purchase for which you are not required to sign, made with an enrolled Visa card, which is processed and submitted through the Visa U.S.A. Inc. purchase system. A Qualifying Purchase does not include a purchase made using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or purchase you initiate through identification technology that substitutes for a PIN.