Our father and ALS
Though he is no longer with us, our father, Walter Kelley, lives on in our hearts. We honor his life and accomplishments and admire his bravery during his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
ALS is also often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and over time takes away a person’s ability to speak, walk, swallow and breathe. There is no known cure. After a diagnosis, a person typically lives from two to five years.
In most cases, a family history of ALS is not present. Approximately 30,000 people in the United States live with ALS today and an additional 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS each year in our country.
Help find a cure
In memory of our father, we are passionate about finding a cure for ALS. We invite our community to show their support and help make a difference by participating in the Ride to Defeat ALS event on Saturday, November 5, 2016, in Indian Rocks Beach, FL.
If you’re interested in biking or running on the day of the event, you can form a team with your friends, family or colleagues as we collectively work to raise funds to find a cure. You may also choose to participate in biking or running endurance events.
Other ways to show your support include volunteering at the event or making a donation.
Your participation or donation helps advocate for families suffering from ALS. This event is also a fundraiser for The ALS Association Florida Chapter. Funds raised will be used to provide services for people living with ALS and their caregivers throughout Florida.
Incentives are available for the various levels of fundraising and include T-shirts, jerseys and a hotel stay.
Visit http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Endurance/Florida?pg=entry&fr_id=12250 to register or support the cause.
If you’ll be participating, make sure your bike receives a tune up before the big day so you can rest assured it’s in the best condition possible throughout the event. Our team of experts at Bicycle Doctor Inc. – House Calls provides guaranteed high-quality bike repair service in Boca Raton, FL. We hope that you’ll schedule an appointment and that you will join us to help find a cure for ALS.
Our specific bike repair services in Boca Raton, FL, include brake adjustments, shifter and derailleur adjustments, wheel alignments, lubrication, accessories safety checks, component cleaning, suspension checks, frame repairs, gear checks and tune-ups and tire and wheel repairs.
We make it a point to fully understand your bike, right down to its individual components, to ensure that every facet of your bike works seamlessly—both in conjunction with other systems and as a standalone component.
Bicycle Doctor Inc. – House Calls also sells a wide variety of refurbished bikes in great condition. We have beach cruisers, mountain bikes, 3-wheel adult bikes, children’s bikes, tandem setups and more. Our inventory changes frequently, so we’re certain to have the perfect bike for you at the price you can afford.
Give us a call today at 561-483-8376 to learn more or to schedule an appointment!