I am honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to run the 121st Boston Marathon for Compassionate Care ALS in memory of my cousin, Thomas Andrew George.

In November 2014, our family received devastating news. My cousin, Tom George, had been diagnosed with ALS. In my professional life as a rehabilitation physician, I was all too familiar with this horrific disease, but the full impact of ALS on those diagnosed and their loved ones was never real to me until my cousin’s diagnosis. Both Tom and his wife, Rebecca, benefited in countless ways from the support of Compassionate Care ALS. The physical, emotional and spiritual toll that ALS exacts on both those diagnosed and their families is unfathomable. CCALS ministers those diagnosed and to their families on all these levels. Their services fill a critical void in ALS care by providing desperately needed support on these levels to those affected.

Tom was known for his generosity and big-heartedness, as well as his sense of fun-loving adventure. Since his passing in January 2016, I have tried to hold his spirit close to my heart. As I take on this challenging race to raise much-needed funds for a very deserving cause, I know he will be there with me, cheering me on to the finish line.

-Allison Bailey

Checks can be sent to:
CCALS – Bailey Marathon
PO Box 1052
West Falmouth, MA 02574

Total:

$6,007.53

Contributors

James Gronemeyer
E Jeremy Hutton
Gwen Speeth
Jessie English
Beth Farrenkopf
Edward Doyle
Anita Euerle
Stig Bergquist
Philip Pacino
Joe Audette
Sandra Maguire
Integrated Health and Fitness Associates
Gary Howerton
Sandy Zangarine
Betsy Dangel
Nelson and Liz Brown
Esta Singer
Susie Pegel
Laura Bailey
Robert Markstein
Matthew Bailey
David Kroop
Rita Bailey
Alice & Thomas George
James McConathy
Nancy Dedousis
Roger Block
Angela Ryan
Chiachen Hsu
Frank Smith
Berni Zisserson
Ann Canedy
Bryna McConarty
Alicia Hutton
Rod & Jan Corson
Joseph Creney
Jennifer Millen
Jonathan McConathy
Mike & Pat Doyle
Albertino Santos
Leigh Benowitz
Rebecca Brown George
Lissa Young
Lisa Weissman
Nathaniel Price
Carrie Howder
Krissy, Mike, Tate & Tess
Brendan Carney
Andy Sobuta
Xiangrong Shao
Ned & Sue Coen
Pat & Gail Langone
Ruth Drasin
George Davis
Nancy Safar
Lauren Nobles
Ryan Bailey

Comments

“Hope you had a good run, Alison!”
– E Jeremy Hutton

“Allison, You are an inspiration!”
– Gail’s sister Beth

“My Guiding Light”
– Joe Audette

“Good Luck Allison!”
– Nelson and Liz Brown

“Amazing, so proud of you Allison!”
– Esta Singer

“Go, Allison!! Love, Susie Pegel and Teddy in Wisconsin”

“You can do it Auntie Allison! We love you!”
– Abby and Hannah

“Good luck Allison!”
– Angela Ryan

“Allison, It was very nice to catch up with you last week. Please take care and hope to see you again! I will cheer you on to the finish!”
– Chiachen Hsu

“Kick Asphalt!”
– Frank Smith

“Good luck to you and thank you for honoring Tom and his wonderful family in this way.”
– Ann Canedy

“Thanks Allison for this kind remembrance of Tommy.”
– Jonathan McConathy

“God bless you, Allison.”
– Mike & Pat Doyle

“What a great cause – glad to help”
– Lisa Weissman

“Proud of you!!! Love, Krissy, Mike, Tate & Tess”

“Yeah Allison!”
– Brendan Carney

“Good Luck Allison!”
– Andy Sobuta

“I am so proud of you.”
– Xiangrong Shao

“Thank you and Joe for all you do!”
– Ned & Sue Coen

“Go Go Allison!”
– Pat & Gail Langone

So pround of you!
– Nancy Safar

Good luck!
– Lauren Nobles

Go Allison!
– Ryan Bailey

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