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Sara Tomlinson

Sara Tomlinson was diagnosed with ALS in the spring of 2016. She took her last breath on September 1, 2020 as I was holding her hand. She would have been 65 in October.

ALS is a tough disease. I was at her side every step of the way as she fought the fight of her life.

She is now with her heavenly father.


Sara and I had 33 incredible years together and I'm thankful for every one of them.


The thing I loved most about Sara is how much I liked her.


She will always be my bride. 

Gary Tomlinson

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Celebration of Life

Margaux's Restaurant teamed up with Sola Coffee Cafe to help raise funds and awareness

to end ALS. The fundraising goal was $125,000.

Margaux's honored Sara Tomlinson, who died of ALS on September 1, 2020, by naming their fundraising team Sara's Hope.

The goal was to raise $10,000 for ALS research which was accomplished.

On Monday September 13, 2021 Margaux’s donated 10% of all sales to team “Sara’s Hope" for the Sola Hot Mini 5K (below).

A very big thank you to Margaux's Restaurant and to all of those who participated!

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Sola Hot Mini 5k

Margaux's team "Sara's Hope" participated in the 8th annual Sola Coffee Cafe Hot Mini 5K Run
benefiting ALS on September 18, 2021


The proceeds went to Team Drea to support ALS research at several institutions. They included:


The Duke ALS Clinic

The ALS Therapy Development Institute

The ALS Association - NC Chapter

Team Chris Combs Project ALS.


ALS is not an incurable disease, just underfunded!  

Pics to follow!

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