Annual Cliff Walk
ABOUT OUR ANNUAL CLIFF WALK
For those we love, for those we lost, we walk
The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation's 21st Annual "Cliff Walk" for A.L.S Fundraiser, Sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works, will be held on:
Cape Cod Canal
Sunday, September 10, 2017
This annual event is held every September in loving memory of Cliff Jordan, Jr., Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. and Janice Ferrara.
WE HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE
Due to construction at Buzzards Bay Park, this year’s Cliff Walk will be held in a beautiful spot on the opposite end of the Cape Cod Canal at the DCR Scusset Beach Reservation!
Same event. Same great.cause. New location.
Supporters are invited to spend the day on the beautiful Cape Cod Canal for a full day of fun and fundraising, featuring activities for the whole family, including raffles, prizes, BBQ, games, a balloon man, face painting, tug of war, bean bag toss, a playground for kids, live musical entertainment by the "Real Deal" and a scenic 7-mile walk along the Canal!
The A.L.S. Family Tree and Brick Walkway remain in the Buzzards Bay Park, and we will be holding the traditional brick placing ceremony at 9:30AM (Main Street, Buzzards Bay)
We are excited to take on this adventure with you at this great new location! Bring your walking shoes, an appetite and prepare for a great time!
Proceeds benefit the many in-house patient programs of the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation as well as research efforts.
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.
21st Annual Cliff Walk for A.L.S. Fundraiser
We had an amazing day with our families on Sunday, September 10th, 2017! Here are some highlights from the day:
(Jeremy & Shelly Dorfman)
Thank you to Board Member Tim Denmark of Denmarks Cleaning Services for donating a flatscreen TV for our heads or tails raffle!
Thank you, as well, to all of the raffle donors, the businesses who donated food for the cookout, Stop & Shop, the Ninety-Nine Restaurant of Wareham, Dino's Sports Bar, Roche Bros, Cape Dairy, and to the Mass Maritime Academy, the Wareham Junior ROTC and the Cape Cod Corvette Club for their help throughout the day.
Thank you to Teddy Mathews and The "Real Deal" for providing entertainment! The band was a hit and there was more dancing than ever this year.
We are positive about the future of combating ALS with your help. The more funds we raise, the more families will benefit and have their needs met. Please continue to support our mission and ongoing fundraising as we strive to make our patients and families lives brighter today, and bring hope for tomorrow.
ALS Annual Cliff Walk
DCR Scusset Beach Reservation