At a Thank You and Awards dinner on January 27, the ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter presented Ismail’s ALS walk team, Ismail’s Supporters, with an award for “Most Team Spirit” at the 2014 Ventura/Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS.
Ismail and Cheryl are honored to receive this award on behalf of their team and thank their family and friends who joined the walk in Ventura on October 5 and whose enthusiasm created the award-winning team spirit. Everyone had fun while helping the ALS Association raise money and spread awareness about ALS. The association’s goal for the walk was to raise $111,000. To date, $118,871.96 has been raised and the chapter is still accepting donations.
“The award for ‘Most Team Spirit’ means a lot to me because team spirit is what it’s all about,” Ismail said. “I thank all my team members for coming out and joining us at this important event and also at the October 19 Los Angeles County walk. The money raised by the walks will help a lot of people like me who are living with ALS.”
“Ismail’s courage and optimism make it easy to have great team spirit,” Cheryl said. “He loves participating in the ALS Association’s walks and supporting all the wonderful things the association does, especially funding research and helping people with ALS and their families. Ismail and I look forward to participating in the Walks to Defeat ALS again this year.”