About the Race
Why this Race?
To raise money for St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center, which provides much needed services to individuals (and their families) fighting the terribly debilitating and ultimately terminal illness sometimes called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.
We anticipate a thousand runners and walkers for this year’s edition of the Cherry Blossom 5K Race for ALS. We started with just 125 runners in 2009. Last year hundreds of runners and walkers together took part in this great cause to support St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center.
Click on the image below to watch a video from St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center director Karen Spinelli, explaining how this event helps the Center (if the video does not display, please visit our Facebook page). Please note that the audio is a bit quiet.
What Does this Race Support?
The Race primarily benefits St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center. Since 1988, St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center has been providing people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and their families with a comprehensive, specialized blend of services and resources. A complete range of specialists provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient visits at the convenient, handicapped-accessible Center in Albany.
The Center provides both medical and emotional support to help maintain quality of life throughout the course of this disease. The Center serves as a model of compassion and care for similar programs nationally. The Center was named in memory of Lewis Golub, pictured here, a beloved patient of the Center.
You can also make a separate online donation by following this link.