ALS ride a success

To the Times of Ti:

Although the weather was not cooperative on June 2, approximately 75 motorcyclists braved the downpours of rain to participate in the sixth Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Ride.

The Committee wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Mountain Riders, MC, for their continued sponsorship to this much-needed fundraiser in the North Country Region. Special thanks to the Keeseville Elks Lodge for welcoming the opportunity to host the event for the first time. The new location was well-received and the event is in the process of being booked for next year.

As the motorcycle rally is a huge part of the fundraiser, there are businesses locally, throughout New York State and out of state who make enormous contributions to the silent auction. Most of these businesses have been faithful donors since the first year and we are very grateful for their continued support. Zumba instructor, Ellyn Blaise (Keeseville Zumba Chicks) hosted another fun-filled Zumbathon as part of the day’s activities. We greatly appreciate Ellyn’s continued support toward this cause and offer a thanks to area instructors as well as dancers who come out to support local fundraisers.

Last but certainly not least, the Committee wishes to thank the general public for its continued support in not only raising funds for A.L.S. but for raising awareness about this terrible disease that has resulted in the loss of too many North Country residents.

Proceeds generated were disbursed to the A.L.S. Raising Hope Foundation created by Darlene & Roger Long of Peru. For more information about the Foundation and how can you become a member and/or make a monetary contribution, please log on to the following website: http://alsraisinghope.org.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

Jennifer Furnia (Chairperson)

Julie SantaMaria (Co-Chairperson)

Kelly C. Murphy (Volunteer/Donations/Public Relations)

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