“My grandma was one of the most influential people in my life, for so many reasons,” shared Taylor Davis, a member of our Team Race for ALS.
“She taught me the importance of being kind and generous to others. During these incredibly challenging times, I think about how she might have reached out and given her time and resources to those who need it.”
October 11 marked the day Taylor intended to cross the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In fact, Taylor was one of 29 members of our Team Race for ALS program gearing up to cross that item off their bucket list.
Despite the Marathon’s cancellation, Taylor laced-up her running shoes and completed all 26.2 miles in memory of her grandmother, Harriett, who passed away from ALS in 2011.
“I thought by running the marathon and fundraising in honor of my grandma and other families living with ALS, I could do a little something to help during these times.”
Not only did Taylor cross the finish line in support of our Les Turner ALS family, but she even raised a staggering $8,725 to help support people and families living with ALS across Chicagoland!
“I was so shocked by the generosity of my family, friends and work family and am still in awe of the amount we raised!
The outpouring of support was such an inspiration to me. The support shown to me will be something I will always remember and I will be trying to pay that forward as we all persevere through this challenging year.”
Thank you, Taylor, for your dedication to supporting those living with ALS!
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