As many of you probably know there is an internet/social media buzz about the ALS ice bucket challenge. It is a great way to bring awareness of a horrible disease. Owen, Cody, Levi and I were nominated by Lacey Elliott to do this challenge. We gladly accepted.

 

Before we did our challenge, I made a donation. There happens to be a walk to support ALS research this weekend, August 23. A friend of mine, Carrie, lost her brother to this disease. We are supporting them in their walk this weekend. I encourage you to make a donation as well. If we all work together we can find a cure!

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Welcome to My Fundraising Page

Matthew

Team Tengman walks in memory of Matthew, a great brother, son, husband, dad, friend, nephew and cousin.  Forever fun-loving and light hearted.

Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.

Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!

Why We Need Your Help

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

 

The boys and I gathered buckets, filled them with water and ice and headed out. The boys picked who they would like to nominate and were ready. Scott and Reed stood back and watched. In case you are wondering…yep, it was cold! Scott will do his challenge tonight. We will video that and post soon. 🙂