Welcome to my fundraising page!
Hello everyone my name is Jake Johnson,
Every year I fish in this fundraising tournament in memory of my dad Tim Johnson. I fish with my life long friend Brady Schwartz to help support those affected by ALS aka Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. This will be my 10th year fishing. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers involved! Special thanks to Canal Park Brewing Company for sponsoring our boat this year!
My dad and grandpa fished this tournament in 2002 after my dad had found out he had ALS himself. He wasn’t able to fish the next year because the disease had spread so fast. In 2004 I lost my father to ALS just 2 years after diagnosis. My dad was only 38 years old when he lost his battle against ALS. He was a very active man and would do anything for his family and friends. He was a hard worker and enjoyed camping, fishing, watching NASCAR on Sunday’s, and even did a little hobby stock racing himself. It was the hardest thing for my family to watch such an active guy lose his ability to walk, talk, move, and breathe. Every part of your body shuts down from this terrible disease in such a short amount of time. People diagnosed with ALS will loose their battle on average between 2-5 years. There are a lot of costs and medical equipment needed. Fundraisers like this will raise money for families locally to help provide the support they need.
Why We Need Your Help...
Your gift will help fund programs designed to help individuals living with ALS and their families. Your gift will also go towards research to find a cause and cure for ALS.
What Do You Do Next...
You can help simply by making a charitable contribution. It's as easy as a click of the mouse. Know that you are helping people with ALS live with as much dignity as possible. Know that you are making a difference in so many lives.
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