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T’D Off To Beat ALS fundraiser a hit

Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 17:43:44-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. -- Here's a staggering statistic: more than 30,000 Americans are currently living with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Although there is no cure for the disease, a South Haven family raised money on September 1 to help with research and hopefully curb that statistic.

The Dotson family is taking on a big task but the event is in seventh year and already has raised more than $60,000 for the ALS Association Michigan chapter.

It all started back in 2012, a year after the organizers husband, Tim Dotson, was diagnosed with ALS. And with that, the T'D off to beat ALS Golf Scramble was born.

What began as a golf outing, dinner, and dance with a few dozen people has grown into what it is today.

"The community has been fantastic. This is our seventh year so in six years we've raised over $60,000," says Barb Dotson. "We also do a fish dinner during May, ALS Awareness Month, so we raised over $4,200. So the community really comes out and supports this."