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This fundraiser ended on 12/13/10

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Dear Fellow Mariners, As many of you may have heard, our friend Kevin Walsh (Engineer Marie J) has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's).

Kevin has always been a very active sailor as well as an outdoorsman which makes this diagnosis particulary difficult. We encourage you look at ALS at for more information on this devastating disease. The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide financial assistance, as fellow mariners and friends, to Kevin and his family.

What is ALS?

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.

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