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Forward Motion Race Club cycles for ALS

The community is invited to join Forward Motion Race Club (FMRC) members on Feb. 5, 2011 at Club Sport in San Ramon for the third annual Cycle for ALS (also known as Lou Gherig's Disease). This year, the club will ride in support of Pete Zucker, a member who was recently diagnosed.

Since his diagnosis, the Danville husband and father of two has gone from being a beautiful, efficient swimmer to one who can barely get across the pool. Prior to his diagnoses, he was a member of the Wells Fargo Cycling Team. Now he cannot ride a bike. He used run a 37-minute 10k, but now it's a chore to move through the house.

In a rallying move that members are dubbing "For Pete's sake," groups from across the country will take shifts in a simultaneous 16.5-hour spin-a-thon. The 16.5 hour time period is symbolic of Jon "Blazeman" Blais' finishing time at Kona in 2005, where he completed Ironman Hawaii five months after his ALS diagnosis.

World-class triathlete Leanda Cave will join the Danville-based swim, bike and run and club as a guest instructor to lend support for the Foundation's quest for a cure.

Registration is open now at www.forwardmotionraceclub.com www.forwardmotionraceclub.com. The cost for each of the eleven back-to-back 90-minute cycle classes is $60–$100.

Proceeds benefit The Blazeman Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness about the nerve disease that affects voluntary muscle movement. The foundation leverages the energy, commitment and compassion of the multi-sport community and to raise funds for cutting-edge scientific research to.

Comments

Posted by Marty Murray, a resident of another community
on Jan 29, 2011 at 12:24 am

To really understand als, one needs to understand that als develops when factors and patterns in people's lives come together in a certain way to create it. In other words, als is the logical result of choices made by people, the people who directly experience the degeneration and the rest of us too.

What this means is that by making different choices one can prevent the development of als. What this also means is that, although as far as I am aware there is no effective medical treatment that does much about als, one can solve the problem and heal by changing what is going on with the underlying factors and patterns.

Many people do not realize this about als, and so this eminently solvable and preventable problem persists and people continue to needlessly suffer.

To further understand how als is created and how it can be prevented and solved, see my work, along with the work of Gabor Mate, Steven Shackel, Craig Oster, Evy McDonald and Bruce Lipton, among others.


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