Saturday, September 6, 2008


As mentioned in a previous blog, my aunt Annie (Anastasia) Mitchell passed away August 17th of this year after a 3 year battle with ALS.
This year my mom is doing the ALS walk in Annie's honor. If anyone is interested in participating or donating please read the following.

The picture above is Anastasia's beautiful daughter Christina, who because of this vicious disease, will grow up without knowing what an amazing woman her mother was.

There is a link at the bottom. Thank you all in advance.

Here is her letter:

Dear Family and Friends,

My sister-in-law, Anastasia (Annie), lost her fight with ALS on August 17th of this year at the age of 46. Just three short years after being diagnosed Annie leaves behind her husband, Jim and two beautiful children Colin (12) and Christina (7). ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disease that can strike anyone without warning.

In order to help raise awareness and raise funds to help fight this horrible disease (for which there is no cure), I will be participating in this year's Walk to Defeat ALS on September 27th.The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association's national signature event. Each year, nearly 100,000 patients, men, women, children and corporations join together to raise funds in support of internationally driven cutting-edge ALS research and community-based patient services programs.

Now in its ninth year, approximately 150 Walks will be held around the country in 2008.As a participant of the Walk, I am asking for your support by making a gift to The ALS Association or by joining me as a participant on Walk Day.

Supporting and joining the Walk to Defeat ALS® is very easy! Simply click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising page and donate directly online or join me as a Walk participant.You may also choose to send your contribution in the form of a check.

Please make all checks payable to The ALS Association.

Thank you again for supporting me in the fight against ALS. I appreciate your generosity and I will continue to update you with my progress as Walk Day nears.


here to view the team page for Team Anastasia

If you are unable to make a financial donation, prayers for Anastasia and her family are very much appreciated.

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