ALS fundraiser slated

To the Valley News:

On Saturday, June 1, the seventh Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Run (Sponsored by Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club) will be hosted at the Elks Lodge 2072 in Keeseville. The event will consist of a BBQ-style meal, silent auction, entertainment, “Basket of Cheer,” and 50/50 Raffle. RAIN OR SHINE!

Motorcycle registration begins at 10 a.m. at North End Harley Davidson in Plattsburgh and will end at the Elks Lodge around 1 p.m. Registration Fee is $15Bike/$5 Person. Poker Run fee is $10 per person. Non-riders wishing to attend the event may join us at 1:00PM and a suggested donation of $10 per person will include the Chicken BBQ dinner.

The amount of donations to the auction has been overwhelming. Highlighted items include: A “California Package” that includes lodging at the Beverly Hills Hotel and shopping on Rodeo Drive, two tickets (Generously donated by WOKO) to the Brady Paisley concert on June 2 at SPAC along with overnight lodging at the Saratoga Springs Hilton and tickets to this year’s Pond Festival.

The seventh A.L.S. Fundraiser is dedicated to North Country native and U.S. Army Veteran, David Pearce, who was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Proceeds generated will be disbursed to assist Mr. Pearce with medical, travel and household expenses incurred as the disease progresses. A portion of the proceeds will also be disbursed to the local organization, A.L.S. Raising Hope Foundation. This annual fundraiser is the only annual event in the North Country to financially assist area residents diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease while raising continued awareness.

For more information regarding the Motorcycle Ride, please contact Art at: 834-5716.

Just a friendly reminder: The Annual Walk of Hope & Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 25 at Trinity Park/Plattsburgh beginning at 9a.m. Proceeds generated further assist with funding for research of neurodegenerative diseases such as A.L.S., Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases. For more information please refer to the A.L.S. Raising Hope Foundation: event.alsraisinghope.org/hope/default.asp.

We look forward to seeing you on June 1.

Kelly C. Murphy

Event Volunteer/Donation Solicitations

A.L.S. Fundraiser /Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club

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