The Goode Foundation Mission Statement
Invest in the lives of people with ALS and their families by providing resources and assistance. To support research, in Alabama and nationwide, into the treatment and cure of ALS.
The Goode Foundation Vision
Normal lives and lifespans for those diagnosed with ALS.
The Goode Foundation Values
Integrity, Honesty, Ethics
Commitment to Excellence in all we do
Professionalism at all levels
To achieve our goals, partnerships must share our vision and values.
Our ability to accomplish goals is directly related to our financial health.
Why the Goode Foundation?
Kerry, a 1983 Hazlewood High graduate, is known as one of the “The Goodes: Alabama’s Football Family,” as Kerry and his three brothers – Chris, Pierre, the late Clyde III – and first cousin, Antonio Langham, played for the Crimson Tide. Kerry, his brother, Chris, and cousin, Antonio, also later went on to play in the NFL.
In August 2015, Kerry was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Kerry’s teammate, Kevin Turner, who was diagnosed with ALS in May 2010, was a freshman at Alabama when Kerry was a senior.
This is not the first time disease has visited the family. Clyde Goode III was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Jan. 7, 2011, and died July 6, 2012. The father of four was 43.
Last year, older brother Chris Goode, who played seven seasons in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts, battled prostate cancer.
Kerry Goode played for Alabama from 1983-87 and rushed for 1,572 yards and seven touchdowns. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the seventh round during the 1988 draft. He was the No. 167 overall pick. Goode played one year in Tampa Bay and a season with the Miami Dolphins before retiring.
Between 1993 and 1998, Kerry Goode worked six years in the NFL as a strength and conditioning coach with the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams.
Kerry is approaching his battle with ALS like he has everything else in life, even though the battle is against something potentially terminal. “I’m placing God on my side, and I’m in it to win it.”
In September 2015, Kerry established The Goode Foundation to support ALS research and those effected by the disease.
Read more about The Goode Foundation at http://goodefoundation.org/.