Seventh Annual Suke Strong Foundation
Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction

2015 Letter

We hope you will join us for another fun day at Bogey Hills for the THIRD Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction to Benefit Joan Sucher and the Fight Against ALS.  We realize that there are many pulls on your time and resources, but we would love to see you in August!

We immensely appreciate the support that we have received from you, our friends, family, and strangers who have become new friends.  Through your kindness and participation in our previous events, we have managed to purchase communication devices and cover the software and the required monthly services.  Although our mom continues to be reticent to do so, we are close to finalizing plans for a much needed bathroom remodel which will afford her maximum independence for as long as possible.  Additionally, we have made multiple generous donations to the MDA and ALS Associations in her name.  And, because it is not ALWAYS about mom, this event has been therapeutic for us, her children and grandchildren, as well.  We thank you for helping us to help our mom the best way we know how.

She continues to amaze us with her spirit and spunk.  She has been slowed a bit by stiffness and weakness in her right leg but not a day goes by that she is not pushing the envelope to get the most out of her body.  She has become significantly more adept with using her communication device and has managed to put off getting a feeding tube at this time.  She is slow and messy at times with eating (sorry, Mom) but she gets the job done and has managed to maintain her calories and weight.  If you weren’t aware, Mom and Dad are quite famous!  In addition to being the centerfold article in the national MDA magazine, Quest, they are also the couple featured front and center at www.MDA.org, the organization’s worldwide website.  If you are so inclined, take a peek.  It would be a great way to get an update on mom in her own words.  Just click on their picture and scroll down to Joan S. where it says, “One more book to read to my youngest grandchild…“

As with previous years, we anticipate a full flight of golfers and encourage you to register early.  If you would rather pass on golf, consider joining us in the evening for a wonderful meal, drinks, and silent auction.  There are also opportunities for Banquet and Hole sponsorships, and auction donations, as well.  Please find the registration and donation forms attached to this email. 

We are grateful for your place in our lives and are looking forward to sharing a warm Saturday in August with you.  See you at Bogey!

Craig and Becky Sucher
Bill and Kristen Friedel
Todd and Katie Bullock