Geneseo sisters Jennifer and Morgan Whitmer, who are students at Western?Illinois University, were featured with their mother, Marianne, a Western alum, during the Nov. 20 halftime show. WIU’s Marching Leathernecks have joined with more than 20 other college marching bands to dedicate one halftime performance to those afflicted with ALS?— amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” The Whitmer sisters lost their father, Brent, last year to ALS. He also was a Western?Illinois University graduate. The Whitmer women appeared on the track at the start of the halftime show. Funds may be donated to the Marching Leatherneck’s ALS campaign at http://web.alsa.org/westernillinois.


Geneseo sisters Jennifer and Morgan Whitmer, who are students at Western?Illinois University, were featured with their mother, Marianne, a Western alum, during the Nov. 20 halftime show. WIU’s Marching Leathernecks have joined with more than 20 other college marching bands to dedicate one halftime performance to those afflicted with ALS?— amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” The Whitmer sisters lost their father, Brent, last year to ALS. He also was a Western?Illinois University graduate. The Whitmer women appeared on the track at the start of the halftime show. Funds may be donated to the Marching Leatherneck’s ALS campaign at http://web.alsa.org/westernillinois.