This Third Annual Electric Bolt is Getting Bigger – from 5K to an 8K!
The Third Annual Electric Bolt Run will be held on Sunday, July 28th at 7:30am (race start). This year’s iteration will be held on a new course near Argo pond along the river. The main race will be an 8K (4.97 miles), but a 5K run and 5K walk are also in the works!
A2A3 greatly appreciates the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for working with the Ann Arbor Track Club to help create this fundraising opportunity for research toward a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Stay tuned!
The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In the past, NJATC trainees have raised money for Food Gatherers and participated in Habitat for Humanity projects while in Ann Arbor. Now, they are expanding their community involvement to include A2A3. Welcome – and thank you, NJATC!
Questions about the run or about A2A3? Contact A2A3 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A New Documentary about A2A3 Aired on PBS on May 5th and May 7th!
Leading a successful life, revolving around family and academics, University of Michigan professor Bob Schoeni was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in the summer of 2008. Schoeni and his family quickly found support from friends and co-workers ready to defy the odds and to find a cure for ALS. This documentary, created by Palindrome Productions, tells the wonderful story of how these friends came together to help Bob’s family and others effected by ALS.
Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3.org), the grassroots movement inspired by Schoeni’s diagnosis, continually searches for fundraising ways to shore up cure-based funding for ALS. “One Step Ahead” explores how this positive approach guides Bob, his family, his medical team, and his supporters during a 7-month period in 2012. Fundraising efforts highlighted include six women who swim the English Channel to raise global awareness about ALS, as well as raising money for ALS research; the joint effort of A2A3 and University of Michigan’s Phi Delta Theta, and their annual Boxcar Derby; and A2A3’s Family Field Day, where examples of an active lifestyle are encouraged and demonstrated.
Want to be inspired by tremendous acts of compassion? Then watch this documentary!
Click here to watch it on Vimeo AFTER the 5/5/13 PBS airing through 5/31/13.
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Leah Webber Runs Hard for ALS!
Leah will run the equivalent of FOUR MARATHONS in four months!
Hi I’m Leah Webber, and I, like a few of my friends, will become a bat-mitzvah in the near future (April 2013).
As part of this journey we are encouraged to do a ‘good deed’, mitzvah, or contribute somehow to our community. I like that A2A3 (Ann Arbor Active Against ALS) was started in my neighborhood in response to one of my coaches being diagnosed with ALS. A2A3 not only donates all proceeds it raises to ALS research, but also raises awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by encouraging and helping people to be more active and strong.
This is exactly the opposite of what this disease does to the bodies of those who have it.
I like being active and hope to get in better shape for field hockey (which is my favorite team sport right now), so thought I’d run to raise money for this great cause.
Since four is my lucky number, and my bat mitzvah is in April, the 4th month of the year, I plan to run four virtual marathons in less than four months, which is 104.8 miles. (If you REALLY want to help even more, send the link to this form to FOUR of your friends!)