This fundraiser was started in honor Steve Ledbetter (1960-2002), a loving husband and father, by his wonderful and very dear friends. Even though he lost his battle with A.L.S., his friends continue to raise money every year to help others battling this horrible disease.
Rosemary Bledsoe passed away in 2012 after her battle with A.L.S. The Top Guns have voted to continue our support for the Bledsoe family. Our efforts will always be in remembrance of Steve “Wildthing” Ledbetter and Rosemary Bledsoe, as well as all of those who have battled A.L.S.
2013 marks our 24th year in raising awareness and helping to find a cure for ALS. Last year we raised over $12,500.00! That is awesome!
Thank you to all who participated in this year's events, gave of themselves and their financial support!
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|To our fellow T.A.I.D.S. men and women who have passed on,
we dedicate a special website to the memory of their lives.
Please click here to enjoy their photos and stories.
Be sure to check the BIRD ON THE WIRE for news and updates on the upcoming T.A.I.D.S. event!
|A SPECIAL THANK YOU to everyone involved!|
What is A.L.S.?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease, first described in 1869 by the noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Although the cause of ALS is not completely understood, the last decade has brought a wealth of new scientific understanding about the disease that provides hope for the future.
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. A common first symptom is a painless weakness in a hand, foot, arm or leg, which occurs in more than half of all cases. Other early symptoms include speech swallowing or walking difficulty.
(Source: The ALS Association)
Each year several people and companies donate an item or a service for the auction held on the Saturday night of T.A.I.D.S. weekend. Items are typically things made by individuals reflecting this year's theme or A.L.S. Companies typically donate a service and/or time.
Funds raised at T.A.I.D.S. during the Auction will be designated to A.L.S. Association (patient services), Project A.L.S. (research for the cure), and a family of our choice who has experienced A.L.S. personally.
If you would like to donate a service or an item for this year's auction, please contact:
DeWayne Mirtsching at email@example.com
or Stephanie Holder at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details, click on the picture above.
To buy tickets/t-shirts or to obtain them to sell, please contact:
DeWayne “Doc” Mirtsching
(512)789-4300 or email@example.com