About the Campaign
“Shooting for a CURE for ALS ~ Because it Matters!”
“Shooting for a Cure for ALS~Because it Matters!”
Was originated in 2018 by Marian Central Girls basketball program wanting to make a difference not only for one of their own players Vannessa Garrelts father, Steve Garrelts, who was diagnosed with ALS in April 2014 but for others in their community who also have been effected by this horrific disease.
This years 2nd Annual ALS Awareness/Fundraising night is being hosted by Crystal Lake Central Girls Basketball Program on Saturday, January 26, 2019 starting at 7pm at Crystal Lake Central High School vs Cary Grove. It is a night to bring the area basketball teams and community together to be ONE in working together to make a difference.
Sports can make such a great difference and impact in people’s lives in so many ways, especially those who have been faced with struggle and/or unfortunate life situations. These athletes are choosing to have their skills and love for the game help to make a difference. The power and beauty that sports hold to bring communities together and help solve social issues, work together, bond together is truly unique and impactful.
To learn more about ALS and what it does to the body, visit: https://www.als.net/what-is-als/
Help us raise money for the ALS Therapy Development Institute in hopes of finding a cure for this disease, every penny matters. “ALS is not an incurable disease, it is an UNDERFUNDED ONE!” All the money we raise will be directly benefiting their research.
Please help us support Steve Garrelts and others within our community who are fighting this horrific disease and support the ALS Therapy Development Institute by making a donation through our page! The process is fast, easy and secure.
We truly appreciate your support... If you may not be able to make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Send an e-mail to your family and friends who you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page.
Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Together we CAN make a DIFFERENCE ~ Together FAITHFULS FIGHT ALS!