Two Barrington Transportation Company buses carried over 200 passengers down to take part in the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s 13th Annual ALS Walk for Life Sunday morning. Barrington’s team broke records as they walked in honor of and alongside Paul Launer, a local father-of-two who has ALS.
Over 7,000 walkers participated in this year’s event at Soldier Field, raising over $1.1 Million (and counting) for the cause. This is the first time the walk hit its million-dollar fundraising goal. One of the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s strongest local advocates, Bob Lee credits ice bucket challenges with this year’s late summer surge in dollars raised for the cause.
“For seven years we’ve dreamed of having a million dollar walk and the ice bucket challenges really gave us a boost in fighting this orphan disease. So many people donated to the cause from August 1st through September 21st and Sunday’s ALS Walk for Life was a spectacular day.”
We will never forget Barrington’s community Ice Bucket Challenge, which Bob Lee was instrumental in organizing, exactly one month ago on August 21st.
Bob says the Iron Horse Brigade’s success really goes to show the outstanding accomplishments that result when the Barrington community comes together to work as a team for a cause that hits so close to home.
“It was a phenomenal day and a great community team effort on so many people’s parts so, once again, Barrington shines and leads the way in doing good for others.”
Barrington’s ALS Walk for Life team’s original goal was to raise $100,000 for this year’s walk. They surpassed that, raising over $140,000 for the cause. If you’d like, you can still contribute. CLICK HERE to find the team’s fundraising page and enjoy this gallery of images of Barrington’s team taking part in this year’s ALS Walk for Life, courtesy of Bob Lee.