Co-Captains Kristen Drew Stalcup, Kelly Drew, and Kari Drew Robinson started the "Drew Crew" in 2013 in honor of our mom Janet Drew who was diagnosed with ALS on February 27, 2013. When we received mom's devastating diagnosis in 2013, we never dreamed that her battle would be so short. We had to say a heartbreaking goodbye just a short 5 and 1/2 months later on August 9, 2013. On June 3, 2017 the Drew Crew will walk in loving memory of Jan to support this amazing organization that was so vital to us during her battle with this disease.
Our hearts are heavy as we face a world without her. We miss her smile, her love, her laughter; we miss our mom, Mason and Kora miss their nana, and Dad misses his wife and best friend.She leaves and un-fillable hole in our lives. Through it all she faced her diagnosis with incredible strength and dignity. She never complained; as her body began to betray her, as she struggled to walk, to talk, to eat; not once did she ask "why?". She always smiled, she always loved, and she still found joy in her world; in her grandchildren, her family and her friendships. She was taken from us far too soon.
The Drew Crew walks again this year in loving memory of our beautiful Jan, in memory and support of other friends touched by this disease, to support the incredible work that the ALS Association does to support families facing this terrible diagnosis, and to work towards a cure so that other families don’t have to experience the devastation that an ALS diagnosis brings. While cannot change our ALS story, we are proud to honor Jan's memory by continuing to support the work of the ALS Association. Since The Drew Crew was formed in 2013 we have raised over $70,000 to support the work of this amazing organization. We couldn't do it without your support. We won't give up until there is hope for this disease. The families and the brave people fighting ALS, they deserve the possibility of a happy ending.
Please consider joining Team “DREW CREW” in loving memory of Jan. While we encourage any fundraising to support the ALS Association in their incredible work; know that there is no minimum contribution or fundraising required to join our team and show your support.
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.