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Team 29

Team Funds Raised:

$2,905.14

Team fundraising goal: $2,900.00

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2024 Ski ALS

Ross at the Ski ALS event last year!
Ross at the Ski ALS event last year!

Team 29

Join us in supporting the fight against ALS in honor and memory of Mark Burford! 

We're Team 29 and we fundraising for ALS Northwest in honor and memory of Mark Burford - and what better way to do it than on the slopes!

ALS Northwest is a local group that is doing amazing work to get treatment, medical supplies, and support to people living with ALS (and get us closer to treatments to end to ALS). 

ALS Northwest was SUCH a support to our dad (Mark Burford) after he was diagnosed with ALS in September 2019. They were immediately there to help him navigate the diagnosis - holding support groups, connecting with treatments and guidance, helping with supplies (i.e. wheelchairs), and more. 



An ALS diagnosis is devastating. Groups like ALS Northwest bring so much help and hope. Right now, the org is supporting 500 people living with ALS in Oregon and Washington.


We're fundraising as a team! If you are able to donate, donate to anyone on the team list and every penny goes to the same place, to support ALS Northwest!


Why We Need Your Help

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs a person of their ability to walk, speak, swallow and eventually breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages only 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. In a very short period of time, the person and their family need a myriad of services and support. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. 
 
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages only 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. In a very short period of time, the person and their family need a myriad of services and support.

Throughout Oregon and Washington, ALS Northwest exists to provide critical programs and care services, free of charge, like:
Throughout the State of Oregon and the six counties of SW Washington, ALS Northwest exists to provide critical programs and care services, free of charge, such as, but not limited to:


  • On-staff Care Services Coordinators who offer individual support and home visits to assess needs, suggest equipment, connect with local resources and help families plan.
  • ALS Northwest Certified Centers of Excellence and Clinic partnerships with Providence Brain & Spine Institute, Portland VA Health System, OHSU, Kaiser Permanente, St. Charles Health System, The Center and Asante Health System.
  • Medical Equipment Program in partnership with Numotion and Norco Medical to loan equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility.
  • Grant Program that funds a myriad of reimbursable, ALS-related expenses such as respite care, counseling, co-pays for healthcare costs, home modifications, and more.
  • Monthly Support Group Program for people living with ALS, family members, and friends.
  • Support and resources for children, in partnership with The Dougy Center, who have ALS in their families.
Help create change in the ALS community. Support our efforts by donating to a team member or joining our team today!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


- Caitlyn and Ross Burford, and all of Team 29

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