Today, just hours from now a number of wonderful Ohio cyclists will rise in the dark, cold hours of this September morning to trudge over to Staufs Coffee Roasters at 1277 Grandview Ave, to mug up with a cup of Gehrig’s blend (a brew that Staufs cooked up to raise money and awareness for the Central and Southern Ohio ALS chapter with $2 from each cup to the cause)…and then at 6am, hit the road, the trail and we do not stop till we get to the 11am Walk to Defeat ALS at
Community Park – 691 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH 45324
all to show that ALS cannot hide in the state of Ohio and there are those who are willing to go the distance and do more than hope for a cure!
This post is a special one as it is the link to our RockOut ALS Awareness campaign. As this ride from Columbus, OH to Dayton, OH is dubbed after Tim LaFollette, and is known now as the “Often Awesome Express” ride.
As Tim was a talent musician and a key member of the band Decoration Ghost as well as a close friend to Snuzz (whose music is the closing tune of the Often Awesome video series) another talented musician fighting his own illness, it seems only appropriate that any awareness campaign be woven with music.
Here is the skinny:
I want you to help me raise ALS awareness and rock it out with music. To help you, I am offering a social media/viral challenge and setting as the incentive a give away – FREE- of a Goal/Zero RockOut portable, weatherproof, outdoor USB powered Speaker!
How you win>
Share this link:
with this heading:
I ___(your name)___Want to RockOut ALS Awareness and need your help. Please visit the Iron Horse Challenge page here on facebook and the supportive blog bit.ly/ALSWARRIOR and post on the Iron Horse Challenge page a music video that you think can help the ALSwarriors riding 70miles in 5 hours to prove ALS cannot hide in Ohio. Put my name in the ‘comments’ and I can win a Goal/Zero RockOut Speaker for Free just for your sharing!
Its that simple. Share it Viral on Facebook. Help us drive traffic and share music. Rock Out ALS one song at a time and if you get the most mentions and videos with your name attached YOU WIN. Free. No donations necessary.
This will run until Sept. 29th 2012 at noon. A winner will be announced and the speaker is yours. And you Rocked ALS!