The Hope is in the Science

2020 Fiesta 5K

Running for cArLSon

Well, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 our annual Fiesta 5K event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision was made to turn it into a virtual event.  Since this event is the biggest fundraiser for The Robert Packard ALS Research Center at Johns Hopkins, the donations are crucial.   And donations continue to be accepted online.

I was a competitive runner for over 35 years, but about 13 years ago my running started going downhill dramatically. I began tripping and falling in almost every race. I thought I was just clumsy, but in October of 2008 I was diagnosed with ALS. 

The last 10 Fiesta 5Ks have been an awesome experience. We have raised over $100,000 as a team, thanks to the generosity and support of our team members, family and friends! 

I have been able to volunteer and participate in three clinical trials for ALS. Your participation in the Fiesta 5K helps pay for this type of research---So "Thank You!"


There still is no cure or treatment for ALS but events like this give us hope.


Thanks for all your support!
-Fred Carlson (LT, Main Johnson)

Running for cArLSon - Join Team Raised
Fred Carlson $1,236.00
Brad Roberts $50.00
Team Gifts $0.00
Denotes a Team Captain