Turning the Battle to the Gate:
Forgive me in breaking from my posts’ usual subject matter, but I would like to take this opportunity to make an important personal plea.
As I do, please bear with me …for it is my hope that what you read here might cause you to respond in kind to a special request in which I am going to ask you for your help in supporting a very dear, personal cause of mine …namely supporting those who are committed to fighting the disease known as ALS.
Specifically, I am asking for your support in helping The ALS Association battle this killer disease.
In particular, ALS has mightily impacted my life …wreaked havoc in the lives of all my family members …and touched and affected the lives of all our friends.
In helping The ALS Association standing against this killer disease, there is a specific opportunity to swing the battle to the gate in so many ways. The AlS Association is the single most worthy warrior in the fight for they are totally commited to stand and do battle to defeat ALS …Lou Gehrig’s Disease …a terminal illness which took and cut short my brother’s life …leaving all those near and dear to him in shock …without answers.
Yet in spite of the absence of a cure, The ALS Association stood in the gap for my Brother and his family in a mighty way, demonstrating a meritorious generosity …doing so upon an exemplary unselfish stage …supporting and sustaining the unalienable spirit and quality of my brother’s life at a level and in a manner which may only be described as being reflective of the genuine spirit of love.
And so, in memory of their innumerous efforts’ and examples of public service, I am here to join so many others whose like experience cause us all to join together to form an outpouring of a special type of continuing opportunity …one which renews The ALS Association’s lively and active seeds which they sow into the lives of those they serve …seeds of life and seeds of hope.
You may not know this, but ALS continues to take the lives of no less than two in every 100,000 individuals annually.
Yet, The ALS Association remains resolute as an enduring foundation …the single greatest source of hope which is engaged in a relentless research effort to find a cure while also …at the same time privind continuous comfort and relief to those in great need of such scarce means of broad support.
Yet, The ALS Association remains to fulfill these great needs and to swing the battle to the gate …fully commited to this enormous task for whatever time it takes …until this battle is over and won.
However, until then, and …in order to sustain its efforts; each year …The ALS Association sanctions a series of local, community-based fund raisers …affectionately known as “…The Walk to Defeat ALS.”
In particular, since it is the case that my brother lived and worked in the Kansas City area …I would like to ask you to specifically consider, in some small way …lending your support to this year’s Kansas City Walk which is set for Saturday, September 28th at Kauffman Stadium starting at 10:30 A..M.
Even if you are unwilling or unable to contribute; I welcome all of your thoughts and prayers knowing that every consideration will go far in helping to loosen ALS’s death grips upon all of the lives of those it affects.
In keeping, and by all means available, I compassionately urge you to consider joining my family and friends in support of the ALS’s relentless fight by honoring my brother Bob’s Team …Band for Bob Landman with your generosity.
To actively participate or just follow the team’s status, please visit, join and contribute generously through any one of my Brother Bob Landman’s team members listed at:
Thank you for patiently considering this …my personal request.
I can not add anything to cause you to more fully understand what I have seen the ALS Association do in support of my brother’s life and his family’s well being.
I merely know that my brother and his family’s lives and spirits (mine not withstanding) have been enriched in so many ways for reason as to how The ALS Association strives to make a world of difference in the lives of all those to whom they so generously pour out their resources.
And in this unconditional kind and manner, again …I thank you for your time in consideration the nature of my personal plea for your generous help in this matter.
All the best,