Man visiting 50 states to lift income for ALS
August 11, 2016 - als
A Pennsylvania male done a stop in Kansas City on Wednesday as partial of a 20,000-mile tour to lift recognition for ALS.
Larry Kaplan, who has volunteered with ALS’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter for scarcely 20 years, is spending a month of Aug visiting all 50 states.
Kaplan has named his beginning a “50 in 30 Challenge” and has a idea to lift some-more than $100,000 for a Chapter’s goal to Strike Out ALS. He is gripping lane of his travels on a website.
“Without awareness, there’s no funding. Without appropriation there’s no cure,” Kaplan said.
Instead of ice-cold H2O being poured over his head, any stop is themed to a state’s heritage.
Kaplan has already had a lot of opposite things poured on his head.
“Clam chowder in New Hampshire, maple syrup in Vermont, buffalo wings in New York … Had chocolate, wine, beer.”
On Wednesday, Kaplan had grill salsa poured over his conduct while inside Kauffman stadium.
The ties to a Royal’s home margin are in tie to longtime Royals author Joe McGruff, who suffered from a disease.
“He was diagnosed in 1999 and had a seven-year conflict with a disease,” pronounced Jonathan McGuff, Joe McGruff’s grandson.
Next up, Kaplan will revisit a state residence in Topeka on Thursday for a bucket of sunflower seeds.