On April 1, 2014 we got the devastating news that my Dad, Jimmy Clark, had ALS. We had no idea what that meant or what to do next. The first few months were very difficult for our family. My Dad really wanted to fight this terrible disease. He began researching everything he could. We all did. He started advocating through our local ALS organization and tried to be as involved as he could on a National level as well. We started a team the first year and have kept it going strong the past 6 years. My Dad lived with ALS for 3 1/2 years. It was a heartbreaking time for my whole family. Unfortunately, my Dad lost his battle with ALS on December 18th, 2017. With sadden hearts, we are continuing our fight against ALS. We know this is what he would want. We have to find a cure for this disease. We don't want anyone else going through what he did-what we did. Please consider making a donation in his memory and/or come walk with us!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.