Chicago Marathon

Running for dimes

TL;DR

I am raising money for the ALS Association. Can you spare a dime to help me out?

Three days. In three days, on Sunday, October 8, I will be running the Chicago Marathon for the fourth time.  As in the previous three years I am running to raise money for the ALS Association, the disease that takes someone’s life every 90 minutes. As you probably know my dad’s life was one of those. The ALS Association has done so many great things for pALS, their families, and worldwide ALS research. The personal attention that I have received from ALSA staff really helped me through these trying times. Personal encouragement from Maryilene is THE reason that I am a marathon runner.

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Money raised from the ice bucket challenge, along with yearly walks, runs, and other fundraisers have provided research funds to clinics throughout the world (research updates). The research funds made available continue to play a crucial role in understanding this mysterious disease.

Please consider donating a few bucks to support this great organization? As an added bonus, I will share a video of kids soaking me with buckets of water.

Donation link – http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?px=3557317&fr_id=12490&pg=personal


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Can you spare a dime to defeat ALS?

As you may know, Ken Lempa, my dad, lost his battle with ALS on December 12, 2013 – my 33rd birthday. In 2014 I ran the Chicago Marathon in his honor. This year I will be running it for the 3rd time. My participation as a member of Team ALS is extremely important. The dedicated staff of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association has become a second family to me. They were there when Dad was diagnosed, when we were grieving, and when he passed. Their tireless effort in support of pALS (people with ALS) and for medical research is nothing short of amazing.

Please help me raise money to support this amazing organization by clicking on the above graphic.