Team Lenny's Light was established in 2021 by the Youth Outreach of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pennsburg, PA in order to honor our friend and church member Lenny Rafalko. We sponsor and give oversight for the team's participation in the annual Lehigh Valley Walk to Defeat ALS held at Cedar Crest College. Team members raise funds and walk with hundreds of others to find the key to unlock this degenerative disease.
Composed of 55 youth and adults, members of the church and community, Team Lenny's Light raised more than $10,000 for research and support in 2022. The 2023 ALS Walk was an incredible event. We walked in light rain, but that only served to remind us of God showering us with grace, hope, love, and peace. Team Lenny’s Light once again took first place by raising over $7,600 in the fight to unlock ALS and assist families. Lenny Rafalko cut the ribbon to start the walk. Our distinctive team t-shirts, designed by our youth, were spotted everywhere during the walk!
In June 2023 the 1st Annual Team Lenny’s Light Scramble to Defeat ALS Charity Golf Outing was held at the Butter Valley Golf Course. The Outing included 120 Golfers, 18 Hole Sponsors, and more than 50 volunteers. The Outing grossed over $27,000, the net proceeds of which were given to the ALS Community.
JUST ANNOUNCED - our 2nd Annual Scramble to Defeat ALS will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Butter Valley Golf Course. Registration is now open and will be limited to the first 120 golfers.