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2015 GGIA 34 EVENTS  COMING SOON

PHOTOS  FROM 2014 LINKS FOR LUCAS EVENT

Kickin for a Cure Fundraiser:  SPECIAL THANKS

Iowa City, IA - We wanted to extend our gratitude to all that attended our Kickin for a cure fundraiser.  The event was a tremendous success and we really appreciate the community support.

GGIA Apparel Available:  GGIA Event T-Shirts and Bags available Now

Cedar Rapids, IA - We still have GGIA 34 Camp shirts available as well as our unique football bagsVisit our STORE page for the designs and contact Commissioner Lew for details.

2014 LINKS FOR LUCAS:  SPECIAL THANKS

Amana, IA - I wanted to thank all of our Friends, Families, and Sponsors who attended and assisted in our annual Links for Lucas golf event.  We enjoyed a beautiful day on the links, as well as continued our commitment in doing what we can to provide awareness and educate our community on Sanfilippo syndrome, for which there is no cure.  Thanks to everyone who supported us.  Looking forward to next years event.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR

2014 SPONSORS

2014 SPONSORS

Invisible Fence of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Janitorial

Gridiron Solutions, LLC - Sweet Lew

Sugar foot - Tibetan Terriers

Thompson Illustrations

Prodigium Technologies Inc. - ISU for Lucas

Signs Inc.

Pat McGrath

Marion Tire

Hupp Motors

Farrells Bpdyshaping

Electrical Workers Union

Title Boxing Club

JM Swank / JRRW Transport

The Renee and Andy Miller Family

I’m Lew Montgomery, former Iowa Hawkeye fullback and Waterloo Iowa native.  I’m reaching out to family; friends and business partners to ask for your support in helping us make an impact our community. My entire life I learned to stare adversity in the face and overcome the obstacle by out working and being more mentally prepared than my opponent on and off the field. Our son Lucas suffers from a rare disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome. Our opponent has no treatment or cure.  I can’t out work it or prepare for it because it simply runs its course leading to grim results.

 

So we decided not to accept the results but figure out a way to make a difference.   So, we decided to   create events that encourage and engage people from all ages towards a healthy lifestyle whether it’s Laps for Lucas 5K Run/Walk, Links for Lucas – Swinging for a Cure or Farrell’s Kickboxing for a Cure – Level 10 for Lucas our entire family remains long-time devotees to health and fitness. It’s been a great stress relief for our entire family especially raising 3 daughters (Hailee, Chelsey and Mariah).

 

Lucas is 17 now and has spent his life battling countless medical problems, surgeries and doctors trying to uncover the mystery that was revealed as Sanfilippo Syndrome or MPS IIIB which is a progressive degenerative disorder effecting his cognitive and skeletal functions.  As you can imagine, Lucas’ needs have changed and requires us to monitor his condition more closely.  Since his first diagnosis at age 8, we saw his determination to keep fighting and because of his drive and our love for him we continue to create events that embrace his spirit and determination.

 

Our family, friends and community partners are so valuable to our efforts of finding a cure for this devastating disorder.  Fortunately, clinical trials are being researched as we speak but still several years away for some of our kids.  By providing positive options for families and mentoring our youth we can provide positive leadership experiences and life skills that can make a difference.  Lucas has challenged us to step outside of the box and create flexible programs that cater to all types of people and business interest.

 

Our goal is to heighten MPS awareness and raise $150,000 in funding to support Sanfilippo research. Visit our donate page to provide a generous financial contribution, continue to participation and support our events and have a willingness to serve as ambassadors for our MPS related disorders.  I know we can count on you!

 

Thank you

Lew

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