For years, Pitt head coach Jeff Capel has been an outspoken advocate for ALS awareness.
Capel’s father, Jeff Capel II, tragically passed away from the horrific disease back in 2017, and since then, Capel has been on a mission to carry on his father’s legacy and spread awareness for ALS.
Here’s the thing, ALS sucks. It’s 100% fatal. Here’s the other thing @bsw5020 reminds us every night: we can change that. Join me & #TeamGoodNightMoon to celebrate his 41st birthday by raising $1M for @IAMALSorg to say good night to ALS once and for all. https://t.co/OlUv5nLqnk
— Jeff Capel (@jeffcapel) October 6, 2021
Over the past year or so, Capel and his brother Jason have been posting on social media their support of Brian Wallach, a 41-year-old who has been documenting his battle against ALS for the past four years. Wallach, who was diagnosed at 37 and told he had six months to live, has over 88,000 followers on Twitter, including Capel, supporting him through everyday battles that he has to overcome.
Along with his wife, Wallach founded IAMALS.org, a patient-led organization doing its best day in and day out to cure ALS.
“Founded by ALS patient Brian Wallach and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, I AM ALS is revolutionizing how we cure ALS by empowering and mobilizing patients, engaging with policy-makers and offering vital resources for people impacted by ALS,” the site says.
In IAMALS’s latest endeavor, for Wallach’s 41st birthday, the organization has divided into two teams, Team Good Night Moon, which Wallach tweets at the end of his daily updates, as well as Team Not Today ALS. Capel, a member of Team Good Night Moon, is now tweeting out the message for people to help out his team by donating.
To donate to Capel’s Team Good Night Moon, visit the link below.
Brian Wallach’s Twitter: @bsw5020
I Am ALS Twitter: @IAMALSORG