Long Island Walk ALS

This photo was taken while Betty and Andy renewed their vows at Oyster Bay Town Hall on Valentine's Day, 2023.
This photo was taken while Betty and Andy renewed their vows at Oyster Bay Town Hall on Valentine's Day, 2023.

Team Bettina





We are walking with and for our dear Betty who is now living with ALS. When she first shared that she has ALS, her family immediately stepped in to help. They built wheelchair ramps, remodelled living spaces, and set up a social schedule (every Sunday is Scrabble Sunday.) Betty said, “I am the luckiest, unlucky person there is.” This epitomizes Betty’s outlook on life. 

As members of Team Bettina, it’s our job to show Betty how much further loved and supported she is. She has been shy to announce this disease, yet woefully misses her dear relationships. We want as many family members, friends, former colleagues, neighbors and acquaintances to walk with Betty (she calls it a “stRoll”), and to donate and raise as much money as possible for ALS research. Our goal is to have a team of 75 (at least!) people and to raise $38,000 for this very important cause. And, in true Betty fashion, she is going to supply everyone who walks with us with an ALS Research hat!


  • WALK WITH US! Join Team Bettina! Click on the red Join Team button above to join us on Saturday, September 23. Making a donation and/or fundraising is optional. You can just sign up to walk. When registering to join the team, click on Fundraising Walker.  If you are not going to donate, click on "no additional gift," and continue with the registration process.
  • FUNDRAISE!  As part of Team Bettina you can also raise money through your donation page. Simply send the link to your page to your family and friends and ask them to donate.

  • DONATE!  Make a donation to a team member listed in the team roster box below. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation - especially if you work for a large company.

If you have questions, please email teambettina123@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support! Go Team Bettina!

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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!
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