PLEASE SPONSOR
For Pete's Sake
Amount Raised
$10,525.00
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

Bruce Lee

Raised

Goal

This fall, our team will be participating in the 2022 ALS Canada Pull to End ALS.

We pull for Peter Boaretto Sr.

We lost Peter 10 years ago to ALS after a short battle.

Peter was a dynamic, eccentric, one of a kind man.  Almost every person who knew him has some hilarious memory about something he said, something he taught them, or something he did.  We often joke that he should have had his own reality TV show. Peter was an inspiration to so many of us: hard working, humble, kind, and altruistic doesn't even begin to describe him.

It was particularly difficult watching the progression of the disease in him.  He always had so much energy and was very active.

ALS took away his ability to speak, but it didn't take away his sense of humour and he would instead write out hilarious things we knew he would've said out loud.

ALS took away his ability to walk but he would still drive around in his power chair (including up and down grassy hills outdoors) often with our bulldog Caesar chasing him and enjoying the outdoors.

ALS took away his ability to communicate easily, but he still managed to work and be involved in the operations of his business, even until his very last day.

We often say that Peter may have had ALS but ALS never had him.  We miss him dearly.  I often like to think that our (now passed) bulldog Caesar and Peter together again, hiking through fields and forest together like they used to every weekend for hours.

We pull for Peter and for all those living with and those who have passed from ALS.  ALS Canada was instrumental in Peter's (and our family's) ability to navigate this disease.  We wouldn't have been able to navigate it without their ongoing support and services and we are forever grateful.

Facts About Our Team

-  This is our 9th year participating (including 2 virutal pulls)

-  Without wanting to admit it, some of us are nervous about pulling a truck that's 8000 lbs HEAVIER than the plane but we are ready for the challenge!

-  We have one verteran puller: Monica hasn't missed a pull since For Pete's Sake started 9 years ago

-  Dan is our second veteran puller but an injury forced him onto the sidelines this year.  We're sure he'll be joining us again next year!

-  Most of us knew Peter personally or are related

-  Our record pull time is 64 seconds!

THANK YOU 

We are forever grateful for your support and know how much of an impact this is making to those living with ALS and those who will be challenged by it in the future.

************* Make sure you watch our Youtube linked video to see our team in action over the years (credit to Isabella for creating the video for our 2019 pull) *************

This fall, our team will be participating in the 2022 ALS Canada Pull to End ALS.

Our team is stepping up to the challenge of pulling a 42,000-lb transport truck for 100 meters to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the ALS community.

Competing to pull a truck may sound difficult, but it’s nothing compared to the weight that 3,000 Canadians and their families carry with them every day living with ALS. ALS is a devastating disease that causes gradual paralysis and has no cure. We need your help to invest in community-based support services in Ontario, advocacy, and research for a future without ALS.

Please consider supporting our team by clicking “Donate Now” to make a secure online donation. Let’s pull together to end ALS!

Thank you so much for your support!

Normally, our team would try to pull a 37,000-pound plane for 100 metres to raise much needed funds for the ALS community.

And this year, the task remains the same: challenge ourselves physically to support the ALS community. We might not be pulling a plane, but we’re still pulling for change.

As our contribution to the virtual Plane Pull event, we will be participating in a 3-week Skills Competition, building our strength and fundraising on behalf of those who need our support the most, especially during this difficult time. ALS is a devastating disease that causes gradual paralysis with no cure. We need your help to invest in community-based support, advocacy, and research for a future without ALS.

Please consider supporting our team by clicking “Donate Now” to make a secure online donation.

Let’s pull together to end ALS. Thank you so much for your support!

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Our Supporters (17)

Friend of ALS Canada donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2022 8:02 AM
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Oct 1, 2022 7:49 AM
Alexandra Barzan donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 30, 2022 10:55 PM
Core Industrial Gases donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 30, 2022 3:23 PM
APL Staff left a message
Sep 29, 2022 5:01 PM
Good Luck to the whole team! We are rooting for you!
Advanced Profiles Limited donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 29, 2022 5:00 PM
Arash Maghsoudloo donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 29, 2022 3:52 PM
Enzo Nicastro donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2022 11:28 AM
Friend of ALS Canada donated $450.00
Sep 28, 2022 11:20 AM
Mike Gapour donated $150.00
Sep 27, 2022 7:40 AM
AGM Canada Inc. donated $200.00
Sep 26, 2022 11:30 AM
Friend of ALS Canada donated $300.00
Sep 23, 2022 3:03 PM
Valerie Boaretto donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 22, 2022 9:40 PM
Friend of ALS Canada donated $1,000.00
Sep 22, 2022 5:08 PM
Friend of ALS Canada donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2022 5:12 PM
Ahamad Azeez left a message
Sep 16, 2022 3:56 PM
Good Luck team For Pete Sake, Lets do this!!
Ahamad Azeez donated $50.00
Sep 16, 2022 3:53 PM

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