Sunday, June 4th is the date for this year’s Walk to Defeat ALS — the 10th Walk for Mayer’s Minions! As the captain, I am especially looking forward to this Walk as a celebration of the team’s continuing support for the local ALS Association that helped Mayer and me prepare for life with ALS soon after his diagnosis. Mayer wanted to show his thanks; so, he decided to be in the Walk as soon as he learned about it. That first Walk, in September 2014, was a joyful event for us as many friends and relatives joined Mayer’s Minions either as Walkers or donors or both!
I know that Mayer would have been amazed if he could have known that in 2023 his team would continue to support the wonderful work of the local ALS Association as it helps many PALS (people with ALS) and their caregivers with needed services as well as equipment. Last and not least, their fundraising brings in enough to annually give grants to those searching for better treatments and ultimately a cure!
With the Walk taking place in the Rose Quarter at the Moda Center, there will be no problem if it is a rainy day. That reinforces my hope that there will be more Walkers this year — as well as more donors! As in the past, I will match all donations; so, no matter the size of your donation, it will help us reach our goal and maybe even surpass it!
Let’s go, Mayer’s Minions, and make this Walk a great one!