Cape Gazette

Walk in Memory to Defeat ALS held in Rehoboth Beach

Sep 24, 2013
Photos by: Steven Billups

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) held its annual Rehoboth Beach Walk in Memory to Defeat ALS Sept. 14 on the Boardwalk. The 20 teams gathered at the Bandstand to raise money to fight ALS. Shown is the Team Ted captain Bill Quinn, right, with Jo Pokorny with a portrait of Ted Pokorny. Local resident Ted Pokorny passed away recently after fighting ALS. In the last three years Pokorny and Team Ted have raised $70,000 to fight ALS.


The organizers for the walk sit behind a table registering teams for the walk. Shown are (l-r) Bill O’Brien, co-chair; Mary Lou Wolter, founder of the Rehoboth walk; and Mary Lou Allen, co-chair.
Team Lydia from Maryland gathers with Brody the dog prior to the walk. Shown are (l-r) Emily Gelder, Ethan Gelder, Kirstie Perez, Toria Perez, Jimmy Perez and Deb Perez. In front is Brody the dog.
Team Cal-Art waits for the start to the walk. Shown are (l-r) Ella and Lee Chafin, Diane Meredith, Jim Lee, Susan Lee and Tom Chafin. In front are Cassidy and Steve Lee.
Team Ted has the honor of leading the walk. Ted Pokorny was a member of Epworth UMC and they show up en masse to support their late church member.
The staff from The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS made the trip to the beach to help out with the walk. Shown are (l-r) Angela Turley, medical social worker; Donna Cleary, annual giving manager; Ashley Hendrix, events specialist; and Jim Pinciotti, executive director.
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