The 19th Annual "Cliff Walk" For A.L.S. Sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works Inc. will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 along the Cape Cod Canal beginning at the Buzzards Bay Recreational Area.
Rain or shine, hundreds of walkers will gather together for a day of fun and fundraising -- Come help us bring hope to individuals and families affected by this devastating disease; walk as an individual or start a team with family, friends and coworkers. Create personally designed t-shirts and proudly show your support and commitment to those who battle or have battled A.L.S. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers and “Cliff Walk®” t-shirts will be given to the first 500 adults at registration.
While we acknowledge that your dog is part of the family, we have concerns regarding the well-being of our visitors as well as the cleanliness of the grounds. Your consideration is appreciated.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11 a.m. Even if you are not able to join us for the 7-mile walk, you can come enjoy a family-style cookout, live music by South Shore Rave and Mike Dumas and "The Satellite Band", raffles, prizes, games, a balloon man and more!
Proceeds support A.L.S. research through the A.L.S. Therapy Development Institute (Cambridge, MA) and Dr. Robert Brown of UMass Memorial Medical Center; as well as our in-house patient programs including the Patient Fund, Heath Millward Vacation Fund, the Scholarship Program, the Jan Ferrara “Getaway For a Day” Fund, the Children’s Program and the Respite Care Grant.
How it all started
Each September, our signature event – The “Cliff Walk®” for A.L.S., takes place along the Cape Cod Canal. This tradition began in 1997, when 35 year-old Cliff Jordan had been living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease for two years; his ability to speak or swallow had been taken by this incapacitating disease.
Cliff decided to hold a fundraising walk along the Cape Cod Canal accompanied by friends and family with proceeds going to Dr. Brown, a leader in A.L.S. research, who today works at Umass Memorial Medical Center and Chairs their Neurology Department. With only three week’s notice, the first walk drew sixty people and raised $6,000. While Cliff rode his bike seven miles closer to a cure, he was also marking the start of an amazing tradition.
In January of 1998, Edward J. Sciaba lost his battle with A.L.S., and that Spring the disease also stole the life of Cliff Jordan. Brought together by tragic circumstances, Donna and Mary Ann joined forces to continue the walk to honor and help all of the individuals and families touched by this disease.
Last year (see pictures) we had a record breaking turnout of 1,500 people and raised over $200,000 making it our most successful "Walk"to date.
Thank you to everyone who has been apart of this amazing journey with us. Hope to see you in September!
Get started with your online fundraising here!
Brick Order Form
Honor a loved one by adding an engraved brick with their name around the A.L.S. Tree
We have sponsorship opportunities available for your business,
please contact Tara at 508-759-9696 for more information
From the South - Take I-95 North to Providence, RI. Take I-195 East to Route 25 East. Take the second Buzzards Bay Exit (Exit 3, right before the Bourne Bridge).
From the West - Take I-84 to I-90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike). Take I-495 South to Route 25 East. Take the second Buzzards Bay Exit (Exit 3, right before the Bourne Bridge).
From the North I93/3 - Take I-93 South to Route 3 South to Route 6 West (just before the Sagamore Bridge) towards Buzzards Bay. Follow Route 6 for about 4 miles, continue under the Bourne Bridge into the rotary, follow rotary around and exit onto Main St., Buzzards Bay.
From the North 24/495 - Take Route 24 South to RT 495 South to Route 25 East. Take the second Buzzards Bay Exit (Exit 3, right before the Bourne Bridge).
For those we love, for those we lost, we walk.
In loving memory of Cliff Jordan, Jr., Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. and Jan Ferrara