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Iowa Chapter

Des Moines Walk

It All Counts

It All Counts Team Supports Sheri Counts

My name is Sheri Counts and I was diagnosed with ALS in February of 2015. This will be our third walk this year. The last two years we have had an awesome team. They helped us raise over $3,900.00 last year! We are happy to be able to be at the walk again this year and continue the fight against ALS.Thanks to fundraising nationwide, research was funded to create the first new drug to fight ALS in more than 20 years; it's called Radicava and is now available! It helps slow progression which is amazing news.

My family and I are incredibly grateful for all the support and encouragement from family, friends, volunteers and the ALS Iowa chapter. The ALS Iowa Chapter has been right by our side and their support, knowledge and helpfulness have had a huge impact on our daily lives. We have borrowed a lot of equipment from the Iowa ALS Loan Closet and we can't imagine facing this without them. They are the very best!

We would be lost without all the help people have given us. We are blessed and thank God for each and every one of you!
Knowing we are not alone in this battle helps us stay positive in the fight against ALS.

I hope you will consider joining my team or another. All contributions count in this fight and others like myself are grateful for each one.

We would like to give a special shout-out to the following people/companies who have volunteered to sponsor our walk, in no specific order:

Kevin Bloyer - Bloyer Chiropractic and Wellness 2015, 2016 & 2017
Ruth & Gib Miller - Gib Miller Construction 2015, 2016
Ross Bierl - Premier Technology 2015, 2016 & 2017
Mike Adamson - Adamson Insurance 2015, 2016 & 2017
Randy Wee - Wee’s Tees 2015, 2016 & 2017
Don & Mary Godwin - RE/MAX Real Estate Group 2015, 2016 & 2017
Tammy Geitzenauer - Thrive Nutrition 2017
Kent Bily - Prorestore DKI 2017
A.J. Gumino - Everything Homes of Iowa 2017
Chris Thompson - Just Add Water 2017

Cathy McDaniel - Bryant Iowa Heating and Cooling 2015 & 2016
Bobbi Dollinger - Quality One Cleaning 2016
Joe Crowdes - Zion DeSigns 2016
Jason Beard - Collins Credit Union 2015, 2016 & 2017
Karl Chevrolet 2015, 2016 & 2017
DS Solid Construction 2015

Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.

Why We Need Your Help

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.


It All Counts - Join Team Raised
LEVEL 6 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Mike Counts $3,500.00
Allison Counts $150.00
David Counts $0.00
Emily Counts $0.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Sheri Counts $800.00
Anna Gerber $0.00
Helping Hand Colby Gerber $250.00
Julie Gerber $0.00
Don Godwin $0.00
Mary Godwin $0.00
Ryan Kirschner $0.00
Helping Hand Kathy Knutsen $100.00
Cindy Kunzler $0.00
Jon Kunzler $0.00
Chloe' Lundquist $0.00
Grace Lundquist $0.00
Helping Hand Greg Pfeiffer $50.00
Helping Hand Sam Prell $10.00
Bev RIce $0.00
Helping Hand Lori Rice $75.00
Helping Hand Denise Robinson $50.00
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Sherry Schlundt $485.00
Helping Hand Sherry Schlundt $60.00
Helping Hand Kathryn Way $10.00
Eldon Wilson $0.00
Ricky Wilson $0.00
Denotes a Team Captain
MT Pharma Quantum - National Sponsor

Cytokinetics - National Sponsor