Shared ownership technology leader, SPI Software, continues its support in the fight to cure ALS.  Since 2008 SPI Software and its VP of Client Services Gordon McClendon have been proud supporters of the annual JT Walk in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

In 2006, Josh Thompson, son of Bruce Thompson, founder of Gold Key Resorts was diagnosed with ALS.  Bruce and his family tirelessly dedicate their time to raising awareness of the disease and the search for a cure.

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, typically strikes people between the ages of 40 – 70.

The JT Walk’s first achievement was a handicap accessible park in Virginia Beach.  Now in its seventh year it is one of the largest annual fundraising events in the United States.  It mission supports the needs of thousands of veterans, Gold Star families, and those with disabilities.  This year’s walk will be held on October 18 with a goal to raise $15,000,000.00.  Over 2,300 walkers will descend on Virginia Beach to show support for this important cause.

In addition to SPI Software’s corporate support, Gordon McClendon, SPI’s VP of Client Services makes a personal commitment of time and money.   “The JT Walk is important and valuable in so many ways.  In addition to raising funds to fight this terrible disease, it also shows the true spirit inside each of us to work together and care for one another,” states McClendon.

The 2015 JT Walk is on October 18 at the Boardwalk on 31st Street in Virginia Beach. (The event was originally scheduled to be held on October 4, but was postponed due to weather.) Registration begins at 9:00 AM, EST.  Donations and more information at

SPI Software provides resort developers and operators of timeshare, vacation clubs and mixed use properties with Web-based and Microsoft.NET-based software solutions.  SPI’s flagship software product, Orange, includes modules for marketing, sales, property management (PMS), finance, maintenance fee and receivables servicing, centralized reservations(CRS), owner services, advanced reporting and website applications.

Founded in 1978 and based in Miami, FL, SPI may be reached at 305-858-9505, or

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Erika Stewart, Client Communications Manager