Willie Strong for ALS Awareness

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“Positive mental attitude,” or“PMA,” is a way of life for Marc Williams and his family.

In July 2020, Marc was diagnosed with ALS. With his wife, Mary, and four sons by his side, Marc began the fight of his life. With their faith, community, and a lot of perseverance and humility, the Williams family has become strong advocates in the ALS community and true friends of the Live Like Lou Foundation.

By sharing their experiences through journal entries, community events, and an annual walk to benefit Live Like Lou, they have raised more than $35,000 in the past two years!

Family friends Karen and Mike Lawler have led the walk and fundraising efforts in the Williams’ northeast Ohio community of Avon, and numerous friends and family show up each year to cheer Marc on and raise awareness for ALS.

Like Lou, Marc, his family, and his friends embody the spirit of Lou Gehrig—living life with courage, determination, and gratitude. We are honored to call Marc and his family friends and to be a small part of their journey.

Do you have an idea or want to host a community event to benefit Live Like Lou? Reach out to Sarah to learn more! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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