As we all know, the years 2020 and 2021 have seen their share of pronounced challenges. It was with sadness that in early January of 2020, my mother Lynn ended her fight with ALS after a courageous struggle.
In order to commemorate my mother Lynn, my family and I plan to again participate in the Arizona Chapter's Walk for ALS, which will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, November 20.
It would be much appreciated if you could help us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!
Our team goal is to reach $2,000. Of that our household plans to donate a minimum of $600 to ensure we reach that goal. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
John Rinehart / Team Captain - Lynn's Buckeye Power Walkers