Team owners of the ...
Team owners of the #93 Busch Grand National race car, Bryan and Jane Goewey, have dedicated their race car to PROJECT ALS for the Busch race at Dover Downs International Speedway on June 2, 2001. Jane's mother was stricken with ALS 3 years ago, and she fights with her strong spirit every day to beat this tragic illness which has no cure, and no treatments. Dave Blaney will be driving the #93 Project ALS car at Dover Downs.=20
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), better known as Lou Gerhig's disease is a fatal, neuromuscular disease that is not rare (ALS is diagnosed with roughly the same frequency as multiple sclerosis). It is a progressive, insidious disorder that occurs when motor nerve cells in the nervous system cease functioning and die. While a person's mind remains sharp and alert, muscle control becomes completely lost, resulting in paralysis of their entire body and eventually their breathing. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about 2-5 years.=20
The Goewey's have decided to use their race car at this highly publicized, and Nationally televised race (FX) to try to raise awareness of ALS, and to encourage support of Project ALS. Project ALS was started by the Estes sisters in NYC, after their sister, Jenifer was diagnosed with ALS at the young age of 35. Project ALS is a leader in funding the most progressive research for a cure for ALS. Project ALS distributes funds raised through its charitable efforts to the most exciting ALS and related researchers worldwide. Donations can be made to Project ALS via their website at PROJECTALS.org, or via telephone at (800) 603-0270.=20