Lisa O’Brien is an owner/operator of three OrangeTheory Fitness studios in Geneva, St. Charles and Elgin, Illinois. Here, she shares her personal family connection to ALS and why getting behind Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is so important:
“My mom was just 46 when she was diagnosed with ALS. My three siblings and I were just kids, ranging in ages between 10 and 25. At the time, she was given only 3-6 months to live. She lived for 9 years with ALS. And fought hard, every step of the way. I feel so blessed to be involved with OTF, and afforded the platform to help not only bring awareness to this devastatingly awful disease, but to work to find a cure.
I hope together, as an OTF family, we can help others facing this dreadful ALS prognosis – one I know thousands are praying to NOT hear. I am beyond proud of our community, for joining forces to support, donate and stand up at many events around this cause. I know, we as a country, as a community, as Orangetheory Fitness will help Augie’s Quest find a cure and #endALS once and for all.”
Lisa and her family and friends will soon join thousands in the Chicagoland Orangetheory Fitness community to support Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS through our annual ALS Awareness Month campaign.
The Illinois OTF CoOp is also challenging their community to come out en mass on May 18 at Wrigley Field, the Home of the Chicago Cubs, to break the World Record for the largest HiiT class, all while benefitting Augie’s Quest. Learn more, get involved and be inspired about what is possible when OTF comes together to #Burn4ALS at https://www.worldslargesthiitclass.com.