The Revolution Ride is powered by a committee of five devoted volunteers, relentless in their work toward a future without ALS. Meet the go-getters behind the scenes of ALS Canada’s Revolution Ride:


Adam Foley, Chair
 
Adam is best described as clever and creative. His background in storytelling through design and creative problem-solving help him breed big ideas. Adam has served as Creative Director for a number of well-known companies and he’s worked on several recognizable campaigns. Adam will be leading the charge to launch the Revolution Ride, fueled by his passions: creativity, cycling, and changing the future of ALS in honour of his brother.

For Adam, ALS is a personal cause. Not only did ALS take the life of his Aunt in 1984, but in 2014 Adam lost his brother Matthew to ALS at 38 years of age. Adam and Matthew shared a close bond and witnessing his brother’s physical decline as the disease progressed was harrowing. "When I was struggling, cycling was an outlet for me,” says Adam, "a time to leave it all out on the road in an attempt to prepare myself for what was coming next.” Five years after losing his brother, Adam embarked on a 1000-km bike known as Miles4Matty; a ride from Yankee Stadium to Toronto, raising awareness and funds. At the end of his ride, Adam raised over $15,000 for ALS Canada.


Alisha Martins, Marketing & Communications

Alisha began her career in marketing in 2017 – at ALS Canada! Since then, she has worked with other non-profit organizations, such as the Canadian Chiropractic Association and now Dying with Dignity Canada.  In these roles, Alisha has managed social media marketing, digital community engagement, email campaigns, and website content/SEO, and she will be bringing her expertise and skills to elevate the Revolution Ride.

Alisha’s passion for this cause stems from a personal family experience – she lost her grandfather to ALS in 2013. She loves connecting with the ALS community and she continues to lead her family’s team, Team Antonio, in the Walk to End ALS. She’s excited to help ALS Canada innovate and create a fresh, new event to raise money for her favourite charity. 


Jan Raeburn, Route & Logistics
 

For over 40 years, Jan pursued an extensive career in advertising, film production,  and special events such as conferences and trade shows. She coordinated and managed a breadth of large-scale activities involving volunteers, transportation, multiple destinations, and incentives.

Next up on Jan’s event schedule - the Revolution Ride!  

 

 


Kaleigh Sedgewick, Fundraising & Sponsorship
 

Kaleigh is a Chartered Professional Accountant  at Brookfield Asset Management in Toronto. In 2016, Kaleigh bought her first road bike (it was pink!), and since then she has been hooked on cycling. Kaleigh cycles locally in  Ontario, but she has ventured as far as Mallorca, Spain, and Mont Ventoux, one of the toughest climbing segments on the Tour de France.  She has cycled for charity in various fundraising events, and she has planned her own events too.

Kaleigh learned about the work of ALS Canada  after participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She is looking forward to connecting with and riding alongside the ALS community in the Revolution Ride.

 

Teresa Galle, Outreach & Engagement
 

Teresa is a lawyer and a professor at Centennial College’s School of Business. She also volunteers with several organizations, including the Ontario Justice Education Network, where she helps teachers implement law courses in Ontario high schools. As her next volunteer venture, Teresa will be connecting with volunteers and participants of the Revolution Ride.

Teresa recently lost her father to ALS and she hopes to honour his memory in her efforts to launch the Revolution Ride. 

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at volunteer@als.ca today, or click here to learn more.