Volunteers Support ALSPosted by Foundation Guru
Last Saturday, Race Co-chairs Jeni and Seth Wilson helped “Team Jake” raise over $4,000 in donations to support the mission of ALS in RI. The Collette Foundation was a gold sponsor to the event. The team was so thankful to its volunteers who helped Jeni and her family surpass their goal in fundraising and donating 24 hours of volunteer time to this worthy cause!
One of the team captains, Seth Wilson, writes below about the rewarding experience:
We had a record turn-out of nearly 700 runners this past Saturday and the weather turned out to be fantastic. We are still finalizing a few of the numbers but it is looking like our race this year, between sponsors and registrants, raised right around $72,000… Last year’s donation was $55,000 so this is looking to be another record breaking year for both us and them.
We have been told that this race amounts to about 20% of all donations raised for this wonderful organization so we truly are making a difference. Recent studies have shown that ALS patients that attend the ALS clinic here in RI, which is funded by our donation each year, live about nine months longer than patients who do not attend. Nine months may not seem like a very long time but for someone who has ALS, nine months is a lifetime. There is new research being conducted as we speak in the hopes that one day we will be able to say we have won the fight against ALS. Until then, all I can say is that I am proud to have the support of each of you and to know that you too are helping in this fight.