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Every year the New Balance Falmouth Road Race ( is a major fundraising event on Cape Cod.  Most noteworthy, is every year the small but mighty charity Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) ( is at or near the top of the list for most dollars raised through the race.

2017 is no different.  Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) outpaces all charities participating in the Falmouth Road Race.  Their success is rooted in the devotion of their supporters and related families.  Because each year they return to enthusiastically run and raise money for Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS).  So far in 2017, more than ten CCALS runners have raised over $5,000.  Six teams have raised over $10,000.

Why is Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) so successful?  Family.  Since founding Compassionate Care ALS in 2003, Ron Hoffman, the Executive Director of CCALS has helped ALS patients and their families purchase needed equipment.  Examples of equipment range from home ramps to bath and shower chairs to other expensive items rarely covered by insurance.  Also, Ron offers personal support and guidance.  He supports families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals – in addition to ALS patients.

In recent years ALS charities have received a lot of attention. Most noteworthy was the Ice Bucket Challenge inspired by Massachusetts native Peter Frates.  While the Ice Bucket Challenge came and went, the Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) continues to deliver support and services.  The CCALS tailors their support and services to the needs of each patient and their support network.

Learn more about our friends at Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) at or follow them:

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