Run for Papa Jim 2017
Hi all, thanks for visiting my personal page again! I hope all is well with you and your respective families!
As some of you may or may not know, I have again decided to take the plunge and participate in this year's Chicago marathon in hopes of building upon last year's run and success thanks to you all for making it happen with your generous donations!
This will be my 5th marathon here in Chicago and have been training since April for the race in October. I am running in honor of my late father, James Keeley, who succumbed to Amyothrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2000 after being diagnosed in 1996 with it. I firmly believe that one day there will be a cure for this terrible disease as progress is being made to find the solution for this.
I hope to see you all, both friends and family, in the near future. It's truly been a joy to be able to try to make an positive impact in this world with both the training part as well as your generosity!
Love and Sincerely,
Patrick, Shelygan and Julia Keeley
Note: The Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicago’s leader in ALS patient care and research since 1977. The money we raise together goes toward helping people currently living with ALS (PALS) and their families through the Foundation’s Home and Community Services and grant programs. It also supports the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine where PALS are seen by a multi-disciplinary clinical staff at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, ensuring no part of their disease goes unseen and untreated. The Center also supports three research laboratories, each one providing hope of a future without ALS. I joined Team Race for ALS this year because I believe in the work of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, I believe in providing the best possible care to Chicagoland area ALS patients and their families and I believe that the money we raise together will lead to finding the cure for ALS. Join me as we strive to end ALS, one step at a time!
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