On Sunday October 10, 2021, our family, friends, and members of the community will be participating in the annual Walk to Defeat ALS at Elk Grove Regional Park. We continue to walk in honor of our dearest James (Tops) Morgan and carry on the legacy of our beloved Judy Morgan in order to continue making an impact on this devastating disease. We would love to have you join the James Tops Morgan Team, and help us support our mission!
You can easily register online at:
If you’re unable to join us on the day of the walk, but you still wish to show your support, please consider making a donation towards our goal of $5,000. You can make a credit card payment online at our team page (click on “donate to a team member”), or send a check payable to The ALS Association with James Tops Morgan Team in the memo line at:
ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter
5701 Sunrise Boulevard
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Any amount will truly make a difference and is greatly appreciated!
We Need Your Help To Ensure That The Songs of Countless Others May Live On!
Written by Nicki Winter, daughter of James and Judy Morgan
"While other teens were waking up to the beeping of alarm clocks and the clanking of dishes, my brother and I were waking up to drum solos by Gene Krupa or the melodic 50’s sounds of Brenda Lee. Having played the saxophone and having grown up with Charlie Parker’s jazz and Glen Miller’s big band, our dad not only loved listening to music and collecting music, but also passing on his love of music to us and later to his grandchildren. As he grew older, his love of music varied from the country twang of Willie Nelson and the folksie feel of Jim Croce, to the bops of our teen music of Culture Club and Huey Lewis and the News. Unfortunately, on November 20, 2006, the music stopped; our dad’s song was cut short by his battle with ALS. Heartbroken, yet determined, for the next 10 years until her own death, our mom set out to help raise money for research to find a cure, to not only continue my dad’s song, but to ensure that the songs of countless others may live on."