Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Charcot disease, is a specific disorder that involves the death of neurons. In the United Kingdom the term motor neurone disease (MND) is commonly used, while others use that term for a group of five conditions of which ALS is the most common. ALS is characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing.
Loic LECOTTIER, vice-president of the VSOP club, has been afected by this disease at 43 years old…
The club is a lot involved in the PULSE ARLSA charity fighting against this disease.
Members are constantly looking for different ways to improve Loic everydays life, this is why a part of the 2015 Tahiti X Terra Race receipts will be tranfered to this cause.
Other means such as massages at the end of the day will be proposed by Professional physiotherapists to collect found and support Loic.
Jean Michel MONOT, president of the club, will challenge himself by participating in the DIVIDE TOUR, one of the most difficult bike race of the world in order to attract media attention to this disease !
DIVIDE TOUR : 4.450 kms biking from Canada (Banff in Alberta) to the mexican frontier (Antelop Wells in New Mexico) via the line separating the Atlantic and pacific oceans.
It is avout 65.000 meters of positive climbs (7 times Everest climb) and without any assistance.
A call for capital will be launched…hoping that polynesians will be part of the adventure
START: The 12th june 2015 .
Jean-Pierre LE LOCH
Depuis le début du projet, VSOP a toujours remis une partie de ses recettes à des organismes d’entraide, social, médical et humanitaire.
- Association APTH Handicapés
- Fondation Nicolas Hulot
- Epicerie Sociale et à l’APRLC
- Croix Rouge
En 2019, VSOP versera un don à l’association pour les enfants malades “Les ptits aitos du fenua”.