On Saturday, July 23rd, Johnstown Walkers gathered back in-person for the annual Walk to Defeat ALS® Johnstown, presented by Stoystown Auto Wreckers! So far, the Johnstown community has raised over $95,000 for those living with ALS in western Pennsylvania!
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 Johnstown 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 Johnstown Unlock Representatives:
Luke Kelly wears the yellow lanyard as someone who is currently living with ALS.
Laura Kelly wears the blue lanyard and walks in honor of her dad, Luke.
Phyllis Smith and team A Mile for Max wear the white lanyard and have been walking for 10 years in memory of Max Smith.
Anna Patsch, Chapter Development Associate wears the red lanyard to support the cause.
Thank you to the Johnstown ALS community for reuniting in-person with us and reigniting their fight to defeat ALS. We could not continue serving our families without your support and hard work.
And a special thank you to our wonderful Johnstown Walk Committee for their tireless efforts to ensure that this year’s in-person Walk went off without a hitch!
We can’t wait to do it all again next year! See you soon, Johnstown!
2022 Johnstown Walk Committee Members:
Sharon Squillario, Scott Steinkirchner, Carla, Ron, Jeremy, and Jenny Portash, Frannie Findley, June Kania, Sasha Kelley, Jan Goodard, The Lawn family, Tricia Barron, and Alexis Layton.
Don’t forget: It’s not too late to donate below to support our ALS Community and the Walk to Defeat ALS®!
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Thank you to all of you for making it possible for Dave, our daughter, Amanda, and I to be a part of this walk to raise awareness and raise money to defeat this horrible disease. We were there with our aide, Shannon and one our night nurses, Elizabeth, who does the walk every year with her family to honor the life of her aunt who had ALS. It was nice to meet those who were there. Thank you for making us feel like it mattered for us to be there. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you do matter because so much of life moves on when you’re busy taking care of your loved one with ALS. Most days it’s hard enough to get out of bed and make it to the living room. We appreciate you. Corlee and Dave
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