A beautiful sunset and ALS
In September, we introduced readers to Bonnie Dannels and the nonprofit she founded to honor the memories of those who have lost their battle with ALS, promote advocacy through awareness of ALS, and offer support for families facing ALS together. Last month, Dannels held the second annual Paul’s Mystery Ship to End ALS walk to honor her late husband, Paul.
“Looking down the street in downtown Castle Rock was a sea of red,” stated Dannels. “Our goals were surpassed in the monies raised through walk registrations, donations, live auction, ice bucket challenge and corporate sponsorships; thank you
to the entire community for your support of this event.” An estimated 300 people participated in the walk this year.
According to Dannels, funds from the walk will provide a scholarship to a family member of an individual with ALS for schooling needs.
“Everyone wore their red shirts, but there were colors of the sunset sprinkled in as the colors of Paul’s Mystery Ship To End ALS are sunset colors,” stated Dannels. “The sunset should be beautiful and we hope to bring some love and color to the ugly world of ALS.
Dannels wishes to extend a thank you to the entire community for support of this event.
By Terri Wiebold; photos courtesy of Philip Jordan Design