Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fighting ALS with Jay 5K

Some of you may have seen my posts about Fighting ALS with Jay 5K on twitter and facebook but I thought it might be good to post something here too. Jay is my brother-in-law and I've known him since I was about 10. He and my older brother were classmates and friends. Ever since I have known Jay he has always been encouraging and a joker. In 2009 he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease), despite this he is still upbeat, encouraging and loves a good laugh.

I know many of you can't make the 5k, but if you want to help you still can by donating. Visit and go to register, choose the cash or charge option and it will allow you to make a donation. Below is a short bio about Jay and my sister.

Jay Tolar was born in Nigeria, West Africa in 1966 to medical missionary Dr. Jack Tolar and his wife Barbara. Jay returned to Nigeria in 1988 to teach and coach under the SIM mission board. He married Heidi Gibbs in 1996 and they returned to Nigeria together to continue teaching and coaching at Hillcrest School. In 2009, while home in San Antonio, Jay was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease). He currently lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina with his wife and two children Jake, 13 and Julie, 6. A portion of the proceeds of the 5k race will benefit the ALS clinic where Jay is a patient. Please join us in helping “FIGHT ALS WITH JAY”

Thank You.

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