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Man makes stop in Savannah as part of 1,600-mile trip to raise money for families impacted by ALS

Jim Bruce is riding up the East Coast to raise money for Compassionate Care ALS, a group that helped support him and his family when his son had the disease

By Wyman Bailey

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A man on a 1,600-mile bike ride from Falmouth, Florida, to Falmouth, Massachusetts, to raise money to help fight ALS rode through Savannah this afternoon.

Jim Bruce’s son Matthew died from ALS in 2015. The organization Compassionate Care ALS helped Jim and his family throughout Matthew’s fight with ALS. In each year since his son’s passing, Jim has run a race in Falmouth, Massachusetts, to help Compassionate Care ALS, but this year he decided he wanted to do something big.

“I love riding, and I figured it would be a way to push myself and take that pain that I’m feeling some days when I’m riding some days and just channel it into the people who are living with ALS that can’t do what I’m doing. They can’t run, they can’t ride a bicycle, they can’t walk,” Bruce said.

Currently, Jim has raised over $61,000 during his bike ride, with a goal of reaching $100,000. If you’d like to donate to his cause, you can find a link on our website