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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU over $42,000 times and still counting!

The Fox Family

The Billy Lake ALS Basketball Marathon returned after a one year sabbatical due to Covid to raise over $42,000 in our fight to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.

It was our greatest honor to dedicate our 29th Marathon to Bill Fox, legenedary coach who lost a courageous battle to ALS on July 18th at the age of 70.

ALS has no boundaries. It strikes young fathers like Billy Lake at 42, and young grandfathers like Bill Fox at 70.

Special thanks to the entire Fox family and the Father Judge family for your love and support. More to come...


About Us

The Billy Lake Memorial ALS Research Fund was created as a tribute to Billy Lake, a young Havertown, PA father of four who died from ALS in 1992. Each year the friends of Billy Lake organize a basketball marathon to raise money for ALS research.

ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a fatal progressive neuromuscular disease. ALS is frequently referred to as 'Lou Gehrig's disease' after the famous Yankee first baseman who tragically lost his life to this devastating illness.

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS. 80% of ALS patients die within 5 years of diagnosis.

By participating in the BLake ALS Research Fund you will be helping considerably to find a cure for ALS through the ALS Association's Research program. The Billy Lake ALS Research Fund has partnered with the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter since its inception.


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Billy Lake ALS Research Fund
425 Brookline Blvd.
Havertown, PA 19083


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