Support Ashley Sauer in the 2024 18th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from Ashley Sauer

On October 4, 2020, my mom passed away from ALS. This crazy disease took my mom in less than a year. I never imagined a life where my mom wouldn't be a quick phone call or visit away but it's been an awful reality every day for just over 3 years. It's a life I would never wish upon anyone.
The hardest part of this journey was knowing that there is no cure for ALS. The average life expectancy post diagnosis is 3-5 years. We got just under a year with our mom. While there are treatments to slow the progression of the disease, there is still no cure. Instead, it becomes of the utmost importance to keep people living with ALS comfortable while they take on likely their greatest battle.
Our family is forever grateful for Joan Dancy and Pals. This was such a crucial organization in helping my family and I navigate this disease.  They provided us with information and resources that we didn't even know existed.  

On Saturday, February 11, 2023,  hundreds of us around Monmouth County and beyond will choose to jump in icy ocean water as an act of solidarity with our local PALS (People with ALS) because they are conquering immensely greater fears every minute of every day. 

The "plunge" we're asking you to make doesn't involve freezing cold water -- but it will make a big splash in the lives of our PALS. Simply click the "Donate" button above to make a secure online donation today.  

Thanks for joining the family!

- Kold for Karen


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