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Last year I participated in a walk for ALS. With the help of Yellowbullet, I raised over $2,000. I walked because my best friend's mother was diagnosed with ALS. Yesterday, my friend's mother died, thus ending her battle with the disease. This year my walk will be in her memory.

Please help me raise money for this years walk. I know times are tough, but no amount is too small and all the help we get is truly appreciated.

Follow this link to my ALS homepage and donate from there. You can also find me at the track.

Thank you, very much.

http://www.alsofmichigan.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=264283&supId=225440689
 

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I will be more than willing to help out.
 

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Ms. Beebe, keep up the good work. I hope this won't be your last money raising efforts now that your friend is gone.

I have ALS and its truly one of the least underfunded research efforts there is for illnesses that take people from us at a rate far faster than cancer, aids or anything else. More than 1 in every 1000 people in America have ALS and that number is rising still at an alarming rate. (pre WW2 those number were 1 in every 15,000)
 

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Ms. Beebe, keep up the good work. I hope this won't be your last money raising efforts now that your friend is gone.

I have ALS and its truly one of the least underfunded research efforts there is for illnesses that take people from us at a rate far faster than cancer, aids or anything else. More than 1 in every 1000 people in America have ALS and that number is rising still at an alarming rate. (pre WW2 those number were 1 in every 15,000)
This will not be my last walk for ALS. My friend's mom had the genetic kind of ALS and her father had it too. So now we "wait" for my friend or her kids to get it? No thank you. I'll walk everyday to raise money just so I don't have to see my friend or nephews go through this.

Thank you for your support.
 

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I don't see the lock symbol at the bottom of the page or a Verisign logo. Just curious as to how secure the site is before I submit my info. Please let me know.
You can make a check out to ALS of Michigan and get it to me at the track.
 

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I will get the money to your hubby like I did last year. You are a good person Mrs. Beebe. I checked the website and am looking forward seeing the top blow off of your "thermometer"!
 

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Thank you. This year's walk will be a sad one though.
 

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Keep up the great work Karri! Donation sent and prayers to your friends family.


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Karri is ALS also Lou Gerhigs? I'm sure it's not spelled properly. If not explain what it is so we can be more informed on this. Thanks.
 

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Yea its Lou Gerig's disease. My Dad lost his closest brother to it.

God Bless yall for anything you to to further ALS research!
 

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Keep up the great work Karri! Donation sent and prayers to your friends family.


Heather, Tommy& Justin
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Thank you, again. Much appreciated.
 

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Karri is ALS also Lou Gerhigs? I'm sure it's not spelled properly. If not explain what it is so we can be more informed on this. Thanks.
"More commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a degeneration of the motor neurons; the cells in the brain and spinal cord which control muscles. As the motor neurons die, the muscles weaken, affecting the ability to move, speak, swallow and breathe. Through it all, the mind remains fully aware. As of today, there is no known cause or cure for ALS, although there are many promising research programs."

It robs you of your body, but not your mind. So while you can't talk, can't move and have to wear a diaper you are fully aware of everything going on. And the entire time this is going on, your family gets to watch you die a slow and painful death. Sorry, I'm a little sensitive about this right now, I have to go to the funeral today.
 

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I don't see the lock symbol at the bottom of the page or a Verisign logo. Just curious as to how secure the site is before I submit my info. Please let me know.
x2. There is no lock symbol or "https". I'd like to make a donation, but don't want my CC info getting into the wrong hands. I can mail you a check if need be.
 

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x2. There is no lock symbol or "https". I'd like to make a donation, but don't want my CC info getting into the wrong hands. I can mail you a check if need be.
Yep, sure can.

Make the check payable to:

ALS of Michigan

Send to me:

Karri Anne Beebe
33435 Beechnut
Westland, MI 48186
 

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"More commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a degeneration of the motor neurons; the cells in the brain and spinal cord which control muscles. As the motor neurons die, the muscles weaken, affecting the ability to move, speak, swallow and breathe. Through it all, the mind remains fully aware. As of today, there is no known cause or cure for ALS, although there are many promising research programs."

It robs you of your body, but not your mind. So while you can't talk, can't move and have to wear a diaper you are fully aware of everything going on. And the entire time this is going on, your family gets to watch you die a slow and painful death. Sorry, I'm a little sensitive about this right now, I have to go to the funeral today.
WOW I guess I had no idea that's how it worked what a terrible way to go. Thank you for the information and I'm sure it's very hard seing someone with this disease as it progresses. We will pray for the family and freinds to be strong and pull through this tuff time.
 

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Thank you mikie 33 willys. That was a very generous donation. I appreciate it!
 
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