August 16, 2017
Over 15 years ago, Bob Goudie and the Goudie family launched the Ocean City Board...Walk to Defeat ALS in honor of Bob's wife. Since then, the walk has raised millions of dollars to support the fight against ALS and raised hope for many ALS families in New Jersey and beyond.
In Part One of our two part Talk to Defeat ALS series with the Goudie family, Bob, Kevin, Debby, and Sam talk about their team Jo's Rowdy Goudies and about how the walk began, gaining support in the community, making new friends in the ALS cause, and why they continue to build every year. Listen, share, subscribe, and make sure to Register and Donate for the 2017 Ocean City Board...Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 16 at www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.org
July 20, 2017
In Part 2 of the What Happened When Podcast, Joan Borowsky continues to look back on her 20 years with The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter with stories on the Philadelphia Phillies, the Billy Lake Basketball Marathon, the Walk to Defeat ALS, and more. You will understand more about how The ALS Association doesn't look at ALS families as a list or patients as another statistic, but instead looks at everyone as individuals with their own powerful stories. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes and make sure to join us at the 40th Anniversary Gala on November 9 by getting tickets at www.alsphiladelphia.org/gala
July 13, 2017
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. It also marks the 20 year anniversary of Joan Borowsky working at the Chapter to support ALS families! In this special podcast series called What Happened When, Joan talks about some of her favorite moments in her two decades with the Chapter, funny times with the Phillies, and early memories meeting people who are leading the fight against ALS.
Listen, share, subscribe, and then join us for our 40 year anniversary gala on November 9 at www.alsphiladelphia.org/gala
June 21, 2017
Mike Deeley was diagnosed with ALS less than one year ago and in that time, he has already done a great deal to advance the mission of The ALS Association and fight for quality ALS care and research. In this podcast, Mike talks about the military connection to ALS, how he first noticed symptoms, and how he has started to get involved helping others. Listen, subscribe, share, and do more for the ALS cause at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow on social media @alsphiladelphia
June 21, 2017
In part 2 of our Podcast discussion with Mike Deeley, he shares more about how he is working to support ALS patient care and research through advocacy and local events. Mike shows that as tough as ALS is, he's even tougher, and he's proving that with his rugby events and challenge through https://rugbysmashals.org/
Listen, share, and watch their video at https://rugbysmashals.org/ as well as find more ways to advocate and donate at www.alsphiladelphia.org Make sure to follow on social media @alsphiladelphia as well!
Thank you to Mike Deeley for sharing his ALS story and for his service to the country as a US Navy veteran.
May 25, 2017
2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and part of Advancing the Mission includes expanding access to quality care for people with ALS and their families. The most important way to do that is through the ALS Clinics. In this podcast, Dr. Mary Sedarous discusses her team's work at the Hackensack Meridian ALS Center and their part in the ALS mission. As part of this podcast, Dr. Sedarous talks about the complications of ALS care, the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach, how her team works together, her experience with ALS, and her support of the Walk to Defeat ALS and other events. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and get involved today at www.alsphiladelphia.org/40years
May 17, 2017
George Pagano did something that few others have ever been able to do. In 2015, George rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, along with his rowing partner Caitlin Miller as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. He did it all to raise money to fight ALS in memory of his grandfather. In this podcast, George talks about the preparation for his journey, the help he got along the way, and how being on the open water got him closer to the ALS cause. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and also learn more at http://www.thecranialquest.com/
Join the fight against ALS by donating, volunteering, or advocating at www.alsphiladelphia.org
May 9, 2017
Friend of the 'Pod Marcia Telthorster joins Tony Heyl and Jamey Piggott to talk about the upcoming Ride to Defeat ALS and her team, Legs 4 Greg, honoring her husband Greg Telthorster. Marcia and Jamey discuss the logistics of the ride, how it can be fun and challenging, the end point at Morey's Piers, and why this event has been so special for the Telthorster family. Listen, subscribe on iTunes, share the podcast, and join Legs 4 Greg and other teams at the Ride to Defeat ALS by registering or donating at www.als-express.org
May 1, 2017
Nurses Week is the first week of May. The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is thrilled to have exceptional nurses on staff to provide quality care to ALS families. In this Podcast, three ALS Association nurses who work at the ALS Treatment Center at Penn State Hershey Medical Center talk about working for the Chapter, what kind of work they do on a daily basis, and why they became nurses in the first place.
Listen to nurses Sue Walsh, Maureen Reid, and Annette Miller discuss their different paths to nursing and their equally different paths to ALS and then join them for the Hershey Walk to Defeat ALS at www.hersheywalktodefeatals.org
Find more ways to get involved at www.alsphiladelphia.org
March 29, 2017
Social Workers are at the forefront of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's mission for ALS families. What does a Chapter social worker do though? In this podcast, Chapter social workers Melissa Coll, Anne Cooney, and Jayne Etskovitz talk about their combined 60 years of experience in social work, how they assist persons with ALS and their families, and some of their favorite memories and events at the Chapter.
Listen and learn about the value of social work and get involved during the Chapter's 40th anniversary at www.alsphiladelphia.org today.