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Big Numbers Show Support (Berkshire Eagle, Sep 27, 2010)

PITTSFIELD - In putting together a first-time event the organizers of the Berkshire Walk to Defeat ALS said they expected a turnout of perhaps 100 people. Instead, there were so many supporters (over 230), they ran out of registration sheets. "People in this community are so good,"said Suzanne Engels, the Berkshire chairwoman of this year's walk. "They sign up, they show up, they support you and they are really nice."

 

Just One Way to Fight Back (Berkshire Eagle, Sep 25, 2010)

PITTSFIELD - Suzanne Engels knows all too well the toll ALS can take on its victims and their families: The feeling of helplessness as a disease ravages a loved one and knowing there is nothing that can be done. But this Sunday, Engels and many other locals will fight back by taking part in the first annual Berkshire Walk to Defeat ALS at 10 a.m. starting at Wahconah Park. A joint effort of DefeatingALS.com and the Massachusetts chapter of The ALS Association.

 

Lou Gehrig Day to be Celebrated at Wahconah Park (iBerkshires, August 2010)

PITTSFIELD The man who took baseball and the world by storm almost a century ago is being honored at the historic park, not only for his contribution to the sport but also for his very public struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or, as it is commonly known, Lou Gehrig’s disease. This Sunday is officially Lou Gehrig Day with festivities commencing at 1:30, just minutes before the Pittsfield Colonials play at 2. Read more...

 

Join Us for the First Inaugural Berkshire Walk to Defeat ALS (July 2010)

PITTSFIELD MA - Join the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter and walk for those who can’t with over 100 PALS (persons with ALS), family members and friends at the First Inaugural Berkshire Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 26th, at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk at 10:00 a.m. – rain or shine.  Each step raises funds to support global lifesaving ALS research and provide critical patient services with this year’s goal set at $50,000.  Press Release

 

Friends Supporting ALS (ALSA- Indiana newsletter, Summer 2006)

by Sue Engels

On May 21st, over 50 people from 4 extended families came together in Green Bay WI to raise awareness and funds for ALSA-Indiana. Frank Engels III and Sue Engels led a team of 19 runners and walkers to go "26 385 4 Defeating ALS". Our cheering section counted over 30 people in person and many more via cellphones and email watched our progress. This effort raised over $7,500 in donations for The ALS Association of Indiana. What motivates a 52 year old man to start training to run 26 miles 385 yards? Read more

 

A Birthday Present (May 22, 2006)

by Terry Anderson, Green Bay Press Gazette

Running for his brother, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - better known as Lou Gehrig's disease - and in honor of his mother-in-law, Marie Geniesse Alger, a Green Bay native who died from the disease 18 years ago, Engels completed his first marathon in 3:50:41.. Read more

 

N.J. Couple Running to Raise Awareness of Lou Gehrig's Disease (May 14, 2006)

by Terry Anderson, Green Bay Press Gazette

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon isn't just about numbers and dollars. A week from today, there will be as many stories as competitors running and walking through the streets of Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, Allouez and De Pere. Among the most compelling stories at the marathon will be the Engels, Algers
and Geniesse contingent of family and friends.. Read more

 

Press Release (April 21, 2006)

by Peter A. Geniesse, Neenah WI

GREEN BAY, WI -- Among the thousands who are expected to participate and cheer-on the runners during The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon on May 21 will be a modest delegation determined to make a difference in a long-standing battle against a deadly disease.

They’ll be coming from New Jersey, from Texas, from Ohio and Indiana and Illinois, and from throughout Wisconsin to raise awareness -- and funds -- in their effort to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.. Read more

 

 

For further information, contact:
Sue and Frank Engels
71 South Church St. N303
Pittsfield MA 01201
(413) 770 1047