Paddleboat Raising Money for a Cure

Web Producer: Brad Maglinger

A two-man paddleboat docks in Evansville, midway through a 2,000 mile river odyssey.

It's a mission to raise funds and bring more awareness to ALS, the disease that killed Ted Dowdell's wife five years ago. Now, he and Greg Emmons are determined to fight this killer, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which has no cause, treatment or cure.

At each stop, the men are collecting donations for the ALS Association, but Ted admits it has been slow going. Right now their $2 million goal stands at just $3,000.

The trip is scheduled to wrap up in New Orleans sometime in December.

If you'd like to help out, the raft will be docked at Marina Point until Thursday.

You may also send a check to the ALS Association at:

ALS Association
P.O. Box 93207
Cleveland, Ohio 44101

If you'd like to learn more about this effort click here to go to their Web site.