Our friend and former KTLLP Partner, Merle Karen, has been diagnosed with ALS.  Join us in showing support for this caring and generous man (with a distinguished and well-known mustache) who has given so much to KT and our community.

Join Merle’s Mustache Mob — Walking Miles to Defeat ALS! There are several ways to show support:

  • Join the KTLLP Team
    (All proceeds raised go to the ALS Foundation)
  • Or Sponsor a KTLLP walker listed on the Team Roster
    (All proceeds raised go to the ALS Foundation)
  • Share the KTLLP Team Page with family & friends.
  • Take a mustache selfie w/ the banner in front of the KTLLP RC office building at 810 Quincy St. July 27 – Aug. 1. Post your selfie on social media using the #WalkYourWaytoDefeatALS, #MerlesMustacheMob, and #ktllp hashtags.
  • Follow KTLLP social media for updates

Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause. 
Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. 


Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. 

That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us? 


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. 

ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!