For the 8th year in a row, it's with heavier but hopeful hearts that Team Winsor Pilates joins The ALS Association Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS, on Saturday, October 23. For the second year in the row, the Walk will take place wherever you call home.
On April 28th, several Team Winsor Pilates team members joined together to celebrate our dear friend, Mari Winsor, on the one-year anniversary of her passing with her beloved husband, Elliot Nachbar, at their home in Sherman Oaks. Mari was loved by all who met her in person, at her Winsor Pilates studios, at national and international Pilates workshops and conferences, or virtually through her award-winning videos. But most of all she was loved and adored by Elliot who with the support of her caregivers, nursed her tirelessly from the onset of her ALS diagnosis in 2013 until her death in 2020.
We are saddened to announce that Elliot passed away on May 9, 2021. Elliot worked as a teacher, disk jockey, and bookseller, but it wasn't until he moved to Los Angeles that he found his lifelong career in movie production, working as a grip. In lieu of flowers, Elliot's family encourages donations to the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, either by mail at P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376, or one can donate right on this page.
By supporting Team Winsor Pilates with a gift, you are helping our team raise funds in support of those living with ALS, and those who will be diagnosed with ALS in the future. The closer we get to reaching out team goal the more we honor and remember Mari’s spirit and her wish to be a voice for the ALS Association's efforts to find a cure. Today, we continue to walk and raise thousands of dollars to honor and remember Mari and her beloved Elliot, as the work of the Golden West Chapter has made – and continues to make – a profound difference in the lives of people living with ALS.
Every gift, big or small, gives help and hope to the ALS community and advances the search for effective treatments and cures.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. T
his crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference. Join Team Winsor Pilates and walk with us on Sunday, November 8.
GOLDEN WEST CHAPTER WALK TO DEFEAT ALS Saturday | October 23, 2021 Online Ceremony: 11:00 am Location: Wherever you call home!