Running for Jim (Menlo-Atherton PAC)
Proceeds from this event will go to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter for research into ALS and support of those dealing with ALS in the Bay Area and their families, and to the Jim Tracy Special Needs Trust.
Running for Jim is a film about grit, determination, and the powerful will to "finish".
The film chronicles the story of Jim Tracy, the deeply dedicated, brutally honest and tough-love coach of the San Francisco University High School cross-country team. Under Jim's leadership, University High School girls' cross-country holds a record 9 state championships, making Jim the most decorated high school cross-country coach in California history.
In June of 2010, Tracy was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Running for Jim explores how Tracy, once a competitive runner, now faces the greatest challenge of his life. The film captures Tracy's courageous battle with ALS and how he continues to inspire his athletes despite his grim diagnosis and deteriorating health. Poignantly, the coping tools and strength Tracy has instilled in his athletes might be the most important lesson of all, as his runners attempt to process and understand the physical decline of their favorite coach.
The film runs 80 minutes and will be followed by a brief discussion led by film producer Robin Hauser Reynolds and Coach Jim Tracy.
A trailer for the film and more event details can be found at:
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association's nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
More information about the ALS Association Golden West Chapter can be found at:
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94027
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