Jerry's Baddle

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Jerry "MoonUnit Beckwith"

At 10:07 a.m. on April 4th, 2006, Jerry was relieved of his suffering. Surrounded by his family, he died peacefully at the Solace hospice facility. Jerry's strength, his humor and his infectious joy touched so many of us. In one of his final e-mails, he said "I'm going to miss my greatest blessing here - my friends. You have all been a blessing to me." You were the blessing Jerry. We'll carry your spirit as we paddle clear creeks, while biking down country roads and we'll "look for rainbows EVERYWHERE".


An extreme kaya and road bike race to benefits ALS research and the Green River Access Fund

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a fatal neuro-degenerative disease. Motor neurons in the spine die and progressively paralyze the body. There is no known cause or cure. Nearly 30,000 people presently living in the U.S. today will die from ALS if a cure is not found. Each year, there are approximately 5,000 newly diagnosed ALS cases in the U.S. While this is a substantial number, ALS itself is not common enough to attract major research dollars from government funds or large pharmaceutical companies. Thus, finding a cure for ALS has been an orphaned cause.

there is no known cause or cure for ALS

Take a look at the following link to research more on ALS.

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