Fitchburg firefighter pedaling opposite ALS. You can help

April 6, 2015 - als

FITCHBURG — David Lee Williams has put himself in harm’s approach again and again, initial as an Army sergeant and now as a Fitchburg firefighter. In Jun he’s holding on a 270-mile three-state bike trek, and usually one thing that intimidates him.

It’s a fundraising, privately attack people adult for money.

“I’m usually not used it to, I’ve never finished it before,” pronounced Williams, 30.

On Jun 26 he will skip from Newton and arrive in Greenwich, Conn., dual days after as one of about 400 participants in a Tri-State Trek.

His girlfriend, Ashlee, will be following along with his dual children by car, and they will spend a nights in hotels.

All income lifted by a eventuality supports a ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit investigate hospital dedicated to ALS, ordinarily famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease. For Williams, a means is personal.

A few months ago his friend, Bobby Forster, was diagnosed with ALS during a age of 26, and typically people tarry usually for dual or 3 years after they are diagnosed.

ALS brings a detriment of engine controls while withdrawal a mind intact, and Williams pronounced Forester is operative on building a 3-D printed palm that a studious can control with mind waves.

Williams pronounced he’s been wavering about bringing adult a fundraising apportionment to people during work, though is rolling out a amicable media strategy. His fundraising idea is $5,000. Click here to see his concession page.

This is Williams’ initial time roving in a Tri-State Trek.

He’s assimilated adult with a group of Bobby’s friends and family. The group name is “What About Bobby?”

Now in a 13th year, Tri-State Trek organizers news a annual eventuality has lifted some-more than $6 million for ALS therapy.

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