Top Navigation to support Black Woods ALS Charity rider Ike Daughenbaugh

If you haven’t been touched by ALS consider yourself lucky.  ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a terrible disease that robs its victim of the ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe… finally killing them after a terrible battle.

So when we here at were given the chance to help support Ike Daughenbaugh, who’s family has been particularly affected by ALS, in the 2013 Blackwoods Blizzard Tour fund raising ride we jumped at the chance.

Ike Daughenbaugh will ride in the Black Woods Blizzard Tour to raise money to fight ALS

Ike is an avid snowmobiler, local Minneapolis business owner and son in law of Larry Kessler.  Larry, at the age of 61 just before retirement, was diagnosed with ALS.  He lost his life 5 years later in 2001 to this terrible disease.

Larry Kessler lost his life to ALS in 2001 after a 5 year battle with the disease

After watching what ALS did to Larry and others around him, Ike and his family decided to give their full efforts to raising money to defeat ALS. is proud to join Ike’s efforts.  We’ll be providing him with a snowmobile and other gear as well as offering other ride support.  And as you might well imagine, we are calling on our loyal readers to donate to his efforts.  Please click the following link to go right to Ike’s donation page and give generously to help us defeat this terrible disease.

3 Responses to to support Black Woods ALS Charity rider Ike Daughenbaugh

  1. lorrie kessler,kirschman December 17, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Thank you to IKE for helping to keep The memory of
    my father alive God Bless you i n your effort to irradicate this stinkin disease.

  2. Doug Miller December 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Good Job Maxsled and Ike!
    I have had a couple of friends affected by this disease.

    Any cure or even mitigation would be welcome relief from the horrible suffering this disease causes.

    Thank you!

  3. Ike Daughenbaugh December 11, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    I would like to thank the team at MaxSled for their generous support of my ride in the Blackwoods Blizzard Tour. Our family has been touched and forever changed by this terrible disease. The ALS association was an unbelievable resource and help to my father-in-law and the entire family. They provided equipment at no charge, arranged volunteers to give the family time to get away, sent people to run errands or bring meals – the ALS Association was ALWAYS there to help. It was an impossible situation made immensely better by the ALS Association. I have participated in ALS fundraisers in the past, this is my first ride on the snowmobile fundraiser. Our family can personally attest to the fact that all your donations help families cope at a time of need. Close to 100% of the funds raised go directly to helping victims of ALS and also to researching for the cause and an eventual cure.

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