I am running in the 2013 Chicago Marathon in memory of my mother, Donna McNeice, my friend John Keator, and a family friend Bob O'Neil who all recently lost their battles to ALS. I am also running in memory of Michael Lopez (Team Cure ALS), who led an inspirational battle with ALS and in the process has raised ALS awareness and was a source of hope to so many people. I am adding to my list Paul Dowd, who spent so much of his time helping others through the Jimmy Fund and just lost his battle to ALS. I want to help all those who are currently battling ALS. It is my goal to raise ALS Awareness and help find a cure for this dreaded disease.