January 23, 2019
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Giving Back to the Community for ALS

Community Author: Paula Webster
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Paula Webster | BDN
Paula Webster | BDN

VERONA — A potluck supper held on Thursday, Jan. 25, drew about 60 people to the Verona Island Town Hall.

The evening included Dennis Crockett presenting two checks totaling $2,000 from Modern Woodmen of America to Team Cory’s Way. In November, the team held its third annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale to Defeat ALS at Bucksport True Value and raised $4,740. Thanks to the incredible support of the community and the match from Modern Woodmen, $6,740 has been donated to Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor for ALS research.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

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.

Fundraising efforts occur year-round to support research and care services for people living with ALS in the state of Maine. If you would like to assist with these efforts, please contact Paula Webster at (207) 659-1801.