My Uncle Stan was a trucker and a Vietnam veteran. He took me across the country in an 18-wheeler. I wrote a song about him called “How Many Miles.”
He died too young, of ALS.
There’ll be an ALS walk in Chippewa Falls this coming Sunday. Info is below. The Long Beds and I are going to show up and play during registration, probably from around 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nothin’ fancy, just hang out and pick and sing and – at least once – sing about Uncle Stan.
If you’re going to be in the area and can make it, here’s the info:
ALS Walk & Wheel-a-thon
Time: 11:30 a.m., free picnic; and 1:15 p.m., walk.
Date: Sunday, June 9.
Place: Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls.
Registration: On-site registration starts at 11 a.m.
Cost: None, but participants are encouraged to collect pledges. Every step participants take is a step toward funding for patient services and ALS research.
Other: Amyotrophic lateral scleroris, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which causes the individual to lose the ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually breathe.
More information: 715-271-7257
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