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Tag Days volunteers needed

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disease that attacks a person’s muscles, gradually robbing them of their ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe, while leaving the mind unaffected.

There are about 15 new cases of ALS diagnosed each day. Every 90 minutes, a person loses the battle with this disease. Each of us is vulnerable. ALS knows no boundaries.

The Les Turner ALS Foundation was founded in 1977, and is the only independent, nonprofit organization in the Chicago area devoted solely to treatment and elimination of ALS. This foundation will be “tagging” (collecting donations and distributing tags, Lou Gehrig baseball cards) throughout the area during the month of May.

Crystal Lake Tag Days will be May 25 and 26. Funds raised will help strike out Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Please join us in this important event. The more volunteers we recruit, the more successful we’ll be, just by giving one or two hours of your time collecting donations in front of a local store.

To volunteer on May 25 or 26, contact Sue Riordan at 815-477-3671 or by email at

Sue Riordan

Crystal Lake

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