UUs to Honor Leslie Edwards at Walk to Defeat ALS 2022

The Social Justice Committee, HUUC will be part of the UU Council of Greater Cincinnati’s (UUCGC) participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS 2022 on Sept 25 at Winton Woods. The UUCGC participation will honor Leslie Edwards, a member of The Gathering at Northern Hills, who prior to his death in 2019 was the oldest living Tuskegee airman in the Greater Cincinnati area. Mr. Edwards was also a grandson of Rev. W.H.G. Carter, was pastor of the Church of the Unitarian Brotherhood in the West End of Cincinnati during the 1920s and 1930s, and Rev. Carter’s wife was Beulah Carter. Mr. Edwards suffered from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease that especially affects veterans. Funds raised by the walk will have a direct effect on the quality of life of those living with ALS today by making local care and services available.
The Social Justice Committee, HUUC will match contributions made during the Rainbow Basket Second Sunday Collection on September 11. Those who will not be at the service may send a check donation (write ALS in the memo) to HUUC by way of the Hopedale Treasurer,  P.O. Box 625, Oxford, OH 45056.

If you would like to know more about participating in the two-mile walk, visit the Walk to Defeat ALS Cincinnati web site (bit.ly/2022WalkToDefeatALS ). You can register by joining the Leslie Edwards Unitarian Universalist Team. The UU Council of Greater Cincinnati will match the first $250 raised by the Leslie Edwards UU Team. Daniel Schneider (UUCGC President) is listed as the team captain.

Author: lizwoedl


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