George and Caitlin are seniors at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. They will graduate in May. George is planning on attending law school after the race and Caitlin plans to join the Peace Corps. They are both rowers for the University club team and thought the TWAC would be a great way to combine their love for rowing and also give back to a cause they care about. They chose to row for ALS in honor of George’s grandfather who died of the disease. The pair are also promoting outdoor adventure and active lifestyles.
Caitlin and George will be the first team to row an American designed boat in the TWAC. Spindrift Rowing of Port Townsend, WA is building the boat that the team will receive in mid March. After that they plan to spend as much time as possible training in their boat and getting comfortable with all the equipment.
The mission of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a devastating neuromuscular disease for which there is no effective treatment or cure.
Every day the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter provides help for today and hope for tomorrow for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Help for today includes a multitude of programs provided at no charge, such as ALS multi-disciplinary clinics, in-home care programs, and medical equipment loans. Hope for tomorrow includes global research that is improving the understanding of ALS, developing new support systems for patients and working to find treatments and a cure.
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