Volunteers Bare All For Lou Gehrig’s Disease

In Honor Of Sugar Maker Eric Johnson…

Eric Johnson of Tucker Mountain Maple

Eric Johnson of Tucker Mountain Maple

In 2012, maple syrup producer Eric Johnson of Tucker Mountain Maple was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). In Johnson’s honor, Smoky Lake Maple Products of Hilbert, Wisconsin organized a fundraiser called Calendar Girls for ALS to help those who are affected by this devastating terminal illness. The fundraiser’s beneficiary is Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), a nonprofit whose generosity and compassion Johnson has experienced firsthand. CCALS is a revolutionary charity which routinely goes above and beyond for those they serve. They just truly care. Every penny raised for this charity will do a world of good.

Calendar Girls for ALS was made possible via an arts collaboration of many generous volunteers. The project’s beautiful, maple-inspired photography series has been compiled into a 2016 limited edition calendar. One hundred percent of the profit made from the calendar will go to benefit CCALS. Smoky Lake Maple Products and its team of volunteers/sponsors do NOT profit in any way.

The photography series is playful, lighthearted and free-spirited. It depicts a diverse group of incredible women making maple syrup and manufacturing maple equipment au naturel. The unconventional, artistic style reminds us to be confident and live each day to the fullest. It also reminds us to laugh at ourselves and not take ourselves too seriously. Live! Laugh! Love!

Deanna is color grading her maple syrupJayne is labeling bottles of maple syrup for the marketAlyssa is bottling hot maple syrup in nostalgic tinsNichole is making tea from condensed sap

Smoky Lake Maple Products is grateful for the countless individuals and organizations who have offered their time, talent and resources to make this fundraiser a success. 

Seeing this project come together has been evidence of just how many kind and generous people there are in this world.,” said Angela Schumacher. “I’ve been really consumed by this project over the last several months, but it is by far the most rewarding project I’ve ever been a part of.


Here’s How YOU Can Help!

Spread the word about Calendar Girls For ALS and buy a calendar today. They will make excellent, fun Christmas gifts! Calendars are available NOW with free shipping on SmokyLakeMaple.com . To learn more about the fundraiser’s beneficiary, Compassionate Care ALS, visit ccals.org.

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Calendar Girls For ALS