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  • ALS Forum Member “In the News” – – Joe & David Crellin raising awareness for ALS

    Posted by Dagmar on August 23, 2021 at 11:38 am

    [caption id="attachment_20317" align="aligncenter" width="800"]ALS Munro fundraiser | ALS News Today | Joe and David Crellin Joe Crellin runs alongside his father, David Crellin, in his mobility trike. (Photo courtesy of David Crellin)[/caption]


    Join us in a rousing cheer for Joe Crellin, a U.K. ultramarathon runner whose father has ALS, and to help raise awareness and funds for ALS – – is running up seven Munros — or mountains in Scotland, each with a height over 3,000 feet (about 915 meters) — every day for a week from Aug. 21–27.

    Why are we double-proud of Joe? Because Joe’s father, David Crellin, is a member of this forum!

    Read the great article that was published today in ALS News Today, that tells us more about this father-son duo, how Joe got involved in the goal of running up mountains, and his challenges to do so while dealing with the knowledge he too has the C9orF72 mutation – – same as his father.

    Join us in supporting the Crellin family. Let’s all cheer them on (and help raise ALS awareness by sharing the link to their news article)!


    Link here: Runner to Conquer 7 Scottish ‘Munros’ Each Day for Dad With ALS

    David Crellin replied 2 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Dagmar

    August 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations on “making the news” – – may all of Joe’s “Munros” be easy, and thank you for helping raise awareness and funds toward finding a cure!


  • Kathy stitz

    August 24, 2021 at 6:06 am

    Wow, way to go Joe and David! Thank you for helping to raise awareness and funds for ALS research.   Best wishes to both of you.

  • Judy Weger

    August 24, 2021 at 11:28 am

    this is Judy Weger where do you live how long have you had 9c orf 72

  • David Crellin

    August 24, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Judy, we live in Northumberland, UK. I was diagnosed 3 March 2020.

    What about you?



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