On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Schulte family of Breese will kick off the 2015 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Schulte family is joining with people living with ALS all over the country who are serving as ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Champions in their communities, activating their friends and family in support of finding treatments and a cure for the disease.
Justine Schulte of Breese had no idea that when she participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last summer that she would be doing it again — in honor of her father, Brian, who was diagnosed with ALS in January.
“My dad was the one who poured the water over my head,” Justine said. “I didn’t really think about ALS last year, but now it’s on my mind every second of every day.”
The Schulte’s Ice Bucket Challenge will begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Breese Municipal Pool. Justine and her family will have participants (the public is invited) line up to spell “Every August until a cure.”
On July 31, the co-founders of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Pat Quinn and Pete Frates, who are both fighting the disease, will reignite the momentum created last summer by directly challenging people who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last year and donated to The ALS Association.
Donations from last year’s challenge helped the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter, which serves eastern Missouri and southern and central Illinois, to deliver additional support to the individuals and families they serve, helping them to live comfortably and with an enhanced quality of life.
The organization increased the amount of medical equipment, nutritional supplements, home modification and adaptive devices for ALS patients, doubled the amount of respite care provided to much-deserving caregivers and tripled the number of dollars for research.
Rose Voss Theising of Carlyle recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Theising was born in Little York, Carlyle on July 25, 1915. Her parents were Henry Voss and Catherine Budde Voss. She married Raymond Theising of Bartleso in 1937. They had two daughters, Arlene and Judy, whom are pictured with her. They lived and farmed in Bartelso. Rose has five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She has survived three brothers and four sisters, two of whom also lived to be over 100 years old.
Finish the Fight!
Next Friday, Aug. 7, the Clinton County community will once again gather together to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who lost their battle with cancer and to fight back against a disease that takes too much. The Relay For Life of Clinton County will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight at Central Community High School in Breese. The American Cancer Society (ACS) started this fight of a lifetime over 100 years ago and is still on a mission to finish the fight. Today, thanks in part to the work of the ACS, two out of three people now survive cancer.
Clinton County has a reputation of always helping to finish the fight against cancer ever since the first Relay in 2001. Over the course of 15 years, the county has raised over $3 million dollars!
The fight continues as this year’s fun-filled night kicks off with the Survivor Dinner at 3:30 p.m. that will be hosted in the Central High School Commons Area and lasts until 5:30 p.m. Following the dinner, the always inspiring Survivor’s Walk begins at 6 p.m.
The moving Luminaria ceremony will begin after dusk to remember the loved ones lost and the Relay event will continue until midnight when the Team Awards will be presented.
Teams will have various activities to participate in to earn spirit points to win the coveted Pink Flamingo trophy.
Even if you are not on a team, the entire Clinton County community is invited to join in at the event and check out many raffle items and baskets that teams are selling. And do not forget to enjoy homemade food from the teams such as cheeseburgers, smoked ribs and chicken, Coldstone Ice Cream, popcorn, baked goods and much more to choose from!
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