Support Rachel Sauer in the 2024 18th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from Rachel Sauer

On October 4th, 2020 my Mom Karen Sauer passed away from the horrible disease ALS.  This disease took her within a year of being diagnosed.  I never imagined a life without my Mom and I would never wish this disease upon anyone else.  To think that I have lived the past 3 year without my Mom continuing to see me grow up has been the hardest thing ever. Unfortunately, as of now there is no cure for ALS.  The only thing that can be done is to make someone with this disease as comfortable as possible.

PALS mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.  

PALS 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 10, 2024, 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


Kevin Hain

Jeff Borchert

Rachel Sauer

Andrew Lazirko

Gabrielle Reitano

Adrienne Magun

Andrea Samulewski

David Zimmerman

Elizabeth Borchert

Stephanie Leighty

Jean Dewysockie

Michael Onorato