On Saturday, June 18th more than 150 Erie Walkers gathered for the first time at UPMC Park for the second annual Walk to Defeat ALS® Erie! So far, our Erie community has raised over $38,000, blowing past our original $35,000 goal.
In keeping with tradition, we honored our four Unlock ALS representatives during the opening ceremonies. The Unlock lanyards are a tangible way to recognize the real reasons behind why we all Walk to Defeat this terrible disease.
Each of our four Erie Unlock Representatives have joined our cause because they have ALS, have lost someone to ALS, are honoring someone currently living with ALS, or simply because they support any and all efforts to eradicate ALS.
2022 Erie Unlock Representatives:
Brad and Aimee McGarry: If you attended our Erie SeaWolves ALS Awareness Night at UPMC Park, you might recognize Brad as our special on field guest. Brad joins those who are currently living with ALS in wearing a gold lanyard. His wife and caregiver, Aimee, wears the blue lanyard in honor of those living with and battling ALS daily.
Stacy Schwalbendorf and Urban Behringer: Stacy wears the white lanyard in memory of her husband Lou, while Urban walks in Memory of his wife Cindy. They represent all of the Walkers who wear the white lanyard in memory of their loved ones who have lost their battle with ALS. Extra thanks to Stacy and Urban for serving on our Erie Walk committee and making the day so special.
Lisa Marcello: Lisa, from silver sponsor, Amylyx, wears the red lanyard to support the fight against ALS and to do whatever it takes to help our community.
We want to send a special thank you to the Erie ALS community for making our first in-person walk such a success. We could not continue serving our families without their support and hard work. We can’t wait to do it all again next year! See you soon, Erie!
Don’t forget: It’s not too late to donate below to support our Erie ALS Community and their first in-person Walk to Defeat ALS®!