Letters To The Editor

May 10, 2013

Letters to the Editor: May 10, 2013

Raising Hope

TO THE EDITOR: The ALS Raising Hope Foundation will be hosting the Walk of Hope and Spring Festival on Saturday, May 25, in Trinity Park, Plattsburgh from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration at 8 a.m..

The event will support research for cures for neurodegenerative diseases, (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and more).

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, chief of neurology at MGH, is joining us and will be available for questions. She believes that collaboration across disciplines and fields holds answers and says “we have the talent and ability to innovate in ways that can redefine our field. So let’s aim for the stars.”

Our support can fuel research to save our loved ones. We welcome you to join us in this quest to fund cures.

The Dalai Lama is credited with saying, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” I think he would genuinely love to see all that is accomplished in the North Country by generous, ordinary people who make a huge difference supporting charitable causes.

We have a great group of volunteers working to make this a wonderful day filled with activities and opportunities to contribute. If you would like to volunteer, we will gladly accept your help.

It is easy to join a team, start a team or make donations by visiting You may also send requests or questions to dlong722@gmail,com or to Darlene Long, 976 Fuller Road, Peru, NY 12972.

Shel Silverstein wrote, “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

Working together, anything — and everything — can happen.


ALS Raising Hope Foundation


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