Skydive for the Cause
On September 21, 2013, I am going to jump from a perfectly good airplane. Why? My mother had always wanted to skydive and I said I would do it with her. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) took her life far too soon and we never got the opportunity.
As many of you know, I started the website ALS Connections in her honor to help others fighting the disease which has no known cause or cure. But together, we are making progress.
I was contacted on Twitter not too long ago and asked if I would share an upcoming fundraiser. I said sure. ALS Connections is always happy to help. I took a look at the fundraiser and it said “Skydive for the Cause, an ALS fundraiser. Yes, I do believe in fate and I can think of no better way to honor my mother a year after her passing by jumping out of a plane to raise money for ALS families.
Skydive for the Cause will take place on September 21, 2013 at Harford County Airport in Churchville, MD. 70 of us will be jumping and all money raised from the event (goal of $50,000) will go to the Brigance Brigade Foundation to help families that are dealing with this disease. I can tell you first hand that this disease is hard on families both emotionally and financially and I would like nothing more to pay it forward to another.
If you are in the Baltimore area, I invite you to join us. Admission is $15 and there will be entertainment, food, games and much more.
You can help me raise my goal of $1,000 to help these families in my mother’s honor. I know she would have wanted to help others if she could.
I promise to share with you pictures, videos, and stories even if I am screaming like a baby throughout the jump.
You can make a gift here: http://www.gofundme.com/3t49g4
- Posted: August 21st, 2013 | Comments: 0