"It has been over a decade since [Cliff's] death, and my heart aches at all that he has missed and how much he is missed. I have accepted his journey and know that my journey is to continue to fight for a cure for A.L.S. A promise I made to my younger brother a long time ago.” — Donna Jordan, Co-Founder
For those we love, for those we lost, we walk.
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. Robert Brown, a leader in A.L.S. research. 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. That Spring, the disease stole the life of Cliff Jordan, and in 2000, Janice Ferrara also lost her life to ALS.
Grief stricken but resolute that they would not give up until a cure is found, their family members Donna Jordan, Mary Ann (Sciaba) Singersen, Lenny and Tony Ferrara vowed to help others going through the same ordeal.
Brought together by tragic circumstances, the Jordan, Sciaba and Ferrara families joined forces to continue the "Cliff Walk" for A.L.S. in memory of their loved ones and to honor and help all of the individuals and families touched by this disease.
The walk continues to grow each year and has raised over two million dollars since its inception.
In Loving Memory
Clifford Jordan, Jr. Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. Janice Ferrara