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Bob’s Bunch Walk to Defeat ALS

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Letter to the Editor

Bob’s Bunch Walk to Defeat ALS

Editor:

Bob, along with 62 family members and friends walked on May 14, 2011 to raise money for research to cure ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s.    We were one of the largest groups present and raised over $8000.   Through the hard work of volunteers that placed canisters in the community, sold cookbooks and requested donations, we were able to go over our original goal of $1000.    

There are so many people to thank it is difficult to name everyone.   First, we would like to thank all of the volunteers that worked hard to raise money and then showed their continued support by walking with us.  Thanks to Dave Taylor for his wonderful article in the paper that promoted awareness of this disease.   Thanks to the community for the awesome response we received from local businesses, individuals that donated to the canisters and friends that donated online or by check.  Without each of you we could not have been so successful in our fundraising efforts. We are already planning ahead for next year so look for upcoming events such as; a community yard sale, corn-hole tournaments, silent auction, chili dinner, and cookbooks with local recipes. All proceeds will go towards our team’s effort in raising money for the ALS Walk next May.

 Bob, our girls and their families, and I cannot express how much we appreciate all the support we have received from everyone.  The prayers, cards and phone calls have given us the strength to face this disease one day at a time.

Bob and Diane McKinney
Bedford