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Lone Wolf
11-14-2008, 18:09
he came thru damascus this afternoon

11-14-2008, 18:15
Wow, thanks for sharing. Seems like a cool, humble guy doing something important that he's passionate about. Go Ben!

11-14-2008, 18:28
Good article. Good cause.

11-14-2008, 18:43

11-14-2008, 18:54
I have a friend with ALS, a terrible disease. Thanks for sharing LW.

11-14-2008, 19:41
he came thru damascus this afternoon

Ya! Thanks L.W. for sharing this. Hats off to those who bring things like this to the public's awareness.

11-14-2008, 20:09
North or south?


11-14-2008, 20:14
North or south?


South. He started at Katahdin Sept 22nd and is aiming to finish on the 21st of November, about 62 days.

11-14-2008, 20:42
Hope he does well.

11-14-2008, 21:33
I just forwarded the article to my hiking partner, Pickle, who did a great job raising funds for ALS research on our AT hike this year. He had a very close friend succumb to the disease while we were hiking the CDT in '07. Thanks for the article.

Lone Wolf
11-14-2008, 23:12
yeah this pretty good stuff given the overall state of affairs worldwide. it softens me up a bit and takes the "me, me, me" out of the mix. i'm thankful

Crazy Larry #1
11-14-2008, 23:25
he came thru damascus this afternoon
I saw him go by the house.......

Here is a fact sheet on the illness.........http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.htm#126464842

11-16-2008, 10:31
Thank you for sharing this LW. This hits me pretty close to home. My uncle (my father's brother) has ALS, so this touches me that someone out there is doing something like this to raise awareness of this awful disease.

TJ aka Teej
11-16-2008, 10:53
Thanks for the info about Ben, LW!

11-16-2008, 12:21
KUDO’s to Ben Davis for helping to bring attention to this devastating disease, and THANK YOU Lone Wolf passing this on to the Whiteblaze Community.


Filadelfia Greenberg
11-16-2008, 17:30
Hey Shiloh! How have you been?

Double Kudos to Ben Davis. This is the kind of trail-running I can get behind.

Hoop Time
11-16-2008, 18:37
Wish I'd have known about this sooner. We lost our next door neighbor to ALS, and would have loved to provide some support for this effort.

11-16-2008, 18:58
Lost my Dad to ALS 5 years ago. Not a good way to die. We need a cure and all the help we can give. Thanks!

Lone Wolf
11-16-2008, 21:09
Wish I'd have known about this sooner

yeah. it's funny. his support vehicle was in in Sundog Outfitter's parking lot for a few hours then ben came thru and nobody knew who he was or what he was doing. there was no heads up. he support folks didn't bring attention