The Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association is holding their annual Walk to Defeat ALS event. Tracey is walking with Team Winsor Pilates. Here is an excerpt from the team's web page:
Los Angeles County Walk
Welcome to the Team Winsor Pilates page!
This is our 2nd year particpating in the Walk to Defeat ALS in honor of Mari Winsor, internationally renowned fitness expert. Mari is widely credited with popularizing Pilates, making it a world-wide phenomenon, and has trained many notable athletes and celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Emma Stone, Dakota Johnson, and Marisa Tomei, over her 30 year career in the fitness industry.
Last year, we set a goal to raise $5,000, just a few short weeks before the walk. We raised over $15,000. Now, with 8 weeks to go, we are certain to reach our new goal -- $20,000. But, we need your help. Please donate today, join our team, and get a fabulous Team Winsor Pilates T-Shirt!
Here are some inspirational words from Mari herself:
“Just about the same time people across the world started throwing buckets of ice water over their heads, I was diagnosed with ALS. At first I thought- how could this be happening to me? My life has been devoted to health and fitness. I have shared my ‘fountain of youth’ secret, Winsor Pilates, with my clients in Los Angeles as well as with those worldwide. So, I was absolutely shocked when I was diagnosed.
When I turned 60, just five short years ago, I still felt young and healthy…until I didn't. It wasn’t overnight. The symptoms eluded me and my doctors for three years. Now that I know what it is, I can step up and fight with everything I have.”
Come join Team Winsor Pilates at the 2015 Los Angeles Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 18th at Exposition Park, and help us win the fight against ALS.
In addition, Mari will be leading the warm-up at this year’s Walk and will also be encouraging all the teams and walkers to continue the fight to defat ALS all year long.
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 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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference. Join Team Winsor Pilates and walk with us onSunday, October 18th.
Walk Check-in: 9:00 am Walk Start: 11:00 am Location: Exposition Park Distance: 2K
Sign up to walk with Tracey and Mari, or donate to this worthy cause at the team page.