We are fortunate at Blogger So Dear to get to cover Wake Forest’s athletic endeavors, but a great benefit to this platform is that we can also use it to share good going on in the greater Wake Forest University community. In the Wake Forest spirit of Pro Humanitate, I’d like to share Wake Forest alumnus Tom Haberstroh’s story. I sincerely hope this isn’t the last time that his story is shared.
Introducing the #ALSPepperChallenge— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) December 25, 2017
Because my mom just got diagnosed with ALS and we want to find a cure. So we ate habaneros/jalapeños to start a movement. This is the video...
I'm nominating @LeBatardShow @Jade_TBF and @m_cook17 to join the fight ... https://t.co/UVpZqXR3vi pic.twitter.com/8yHsuT9Six
The Blogger So Dear crew participated in the #ALSPepperChallenge during our Belk Bowl tailgate and have also donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, which is 100% dedicated to innovative ALS research. Tom was kind enough to come to our tailgate and participate in the challenge with us. He’s been great to us over the years. He was the first guest that we ever had on Roll The Quadcast, and he regularly uses his national platform to promote Wake Forest out of the goodness of his heart.
He and his friends certainly helped us #WinTheTailgate, and the Deacs won a very important bowl game for the program, but it’s time to earn a victory of far greater significance, and that’s to find a cure for ALS. As Tom and his family say, it’s not incurable, it’s just underfunded. Please help us do anything you can to help battle and defeat this terrible disease.
I encourage you all to participate in the #ALSPepperChallenge, share the video over every social media channel that you have, and donate to the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Tom has helped raise more than $5,200 already, and I know that our community can help take that number even higher. Please feel to reach out to us if you have any questions at all, and please keep Tom and his family in your thoughts.