2020 SuperHero 5K Dash

Super Heroes on Team John
Super Heroes on Team John

Team John

Please Support Me...

On May 9th our team will be participating in the SuperHero 5K Dash, an event designed to raise funds in support of those with ALS throughout our region. We are reaching out to you because we need your help to reach our team fundraising goal. Together, we can support those living with Lou Gehrig's Disease while spreading awareness of the urgency to find treatments that will lead to a cure.  

As you may know, my father, John Richard Seidl, lost his 18-month battle with ALS in January, so this cause is very close to my heart.

This is a great time to get your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors involved and become SuperHeroes!  Please consider the difference that you might be able to make in the lives of people affected by this disease.     

Why Your Help Matters...

Also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly takes away the body's ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. There is currently no cure for the disease with life expectancy averaging 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.  My dad's journey was on the short side of the typical prognosis.  It was terrible to watch him lose is ability to speak, to eat, and to even hold his head up within months of his diagnosis.

Due to the rapid progression of ALS, the needs of someone living with the disease evolve rapidly over a short period of time. Often times insurance does not cover durable medical equipment, so The ALS Association utilizes a loan pool that allows people to access equipment at no charge. Caregivers often need a break, so The ALS Association pays for skilled home care workers to give those caregivers time. The ALS Association also provides augmentative communication devices that are critical when someone's ability to speak has been compromised.  My father benefitted greatly from the services of the ALS Association.

All of these supports help individuals and families impacted by ALS live the fullest life possible, which is why we're asking you to support our fundraising efforts or join our team.

Thank You!

Join our team and become a part of The SuperHero Dash
Simply click the "Join Team" link on our team roster.

Make a donation
Help us reach our goal! Select one of our super participants. Click their name to donate on their behalf. All the money donated from this page will support our team's overall goal.

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