ALS float in Middle Point to lift awareness, investigate dollars

October 16, 2015 - als

An ALS float for Kevin Thatcher, graphic here on his motorcycle before he was diagnosed with a disease, will be hold Saturday in Middle Point. The eventuality is meant to lift income and recognition for ALS, while honoring Thatcher, who has battled a on-going illness given March.


MIDDLE POINT — A internal family has orderly an eventuality this weekend to lift income and recognition for ALS investigate while honoring a male who is battling a disease.

The ALS Ride for Kevin Thatcher will start during 1 p.m. Saturday during Rambler’s Roost Truck Stop in Middle Point. Participants might float motorcycles, tractors, combines, semi-trucks and cars, or walk/run a approximately 3 miles past Thatcher’s residence and behind to a lorry stop.

Thatcher was diagnosed with ALS in March, and given that time his health has faded rapidly, pronounced Thatcher’s son, Kory.

ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes on-going flesh debility that is fatal.

Around dual weeks ago, Thatcher’s family attended an ALS eventuality in Columbus. Afterward, a Thatchers motionless to horde their possess eventuality so that a village could uncover their support while assisting lift income for research.

“We were like, ‘there’s a lot of people behind home who’d like to do this to uncover their support,’ so that’s when we orderly it,” Kory Thatcher said. “He’ll be sitting sitting outward so when people go by they can honk and wave, and only uncover that they’re meditative about him.”

Kory Thatcher pronounced he is also anticipating to lift “quite a bit of money” from a event, along with educating a open about a need for donations to ALS research.

“I know how tough it’s been for a family, and we would not wish to wish this on anybody,” he said. “Hopefully someday they can find a heal since there’s literally no diagnosis during all.”

The ride/walk costs $10 per person, and donations will be supposed via a event. “Team Kevin” T-shirts are also accessible for $15, though Kory Thatcher pronounced reserve are really limited. He pronounced they have sole around 500 shirts so far, and have around 25 left.

All deduction from a eventuality will be donated to Playing Hardball opposite ALS, a nonprofit classification formed in Fort Jennings. According to a PHAALS website, a goal it to “enrich a lives of families stricken with ALS and yield them with a physical, romantic and financial support they deserve.” A apportionment of a supports also goes to ALS research.

There is no pre-registration compulsory for Saturday’s ride/walk.

“All anybody has to do is uncover up, get sealed in, compensate $10 and they can participate,” Kory Thatcher said.

By John Bush

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