I think everyone has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS by now. The Father of a good friend of mine died from ALS and she nominated me to do the ice bucket challenge in his honor and I accepted that challenge. This is it.
For those of you that would like to do something that raises awareness and research money for ALS without pouring ice water on your head, you have options!
Kathy Thompson, the owner of Dream Cotton batting, started the "Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS" and just finished it's fifth year of collecting quilts that are gifted in association with the ALS Association to "PALS" (patients with ALS) nationwide. Select quilts are reserved to help raise awareness and research funds for ALS by being displayed, auctioned, raffled or sold.
So, here is the link to their site for more information.
Another option locally is the ALS Cliff Walk for ALS. This year is the 18th Annual Cliff Walk and will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 along the beautiful, scenic Cape Cod Canal (at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area). It is a day long event featuring activities for the whole family. Click here for more information.
So, join the fight to find a cure!!