Snowmobilers revving up for good in Blizzard Tour

By KBJR News 1

Snowmobilers revving up for good in Blizzard Tour

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM CDT

Proctor, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Riding for good. That is what 180 snowmobilers are revving up for today to kick off the largest snowmobile fundraiser in the world.

Today snowmobilers are broken up into five different groups to ride in a tour to raise money for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Overall, thousands of racers participate in the 230-mile, three day Blizzard Tour.

This is the fifteenth year of the run and hopes are to raise $800,000 for research and prevention.

Chad Latvaaho has lost three people to this disease. He has another friend who is dying from ALS. Latvaaho is racing today for Cal.

"It brings tears to his eyes, you know, he can no longer talk or walk. He just stares, and he tears up when I tell him,” Latvaaho said.

The snomobilers are not only trying to raise money to find a cure, but also for preventative research.

Ramona Marozas