We walk in memory
of Adele's Mom, Helen, who was diagnosed with ALS in 1970, at the age
of 41.She died 5 years later. We also participate to
support those individuals and families who are currently struggling with ALS.
And, we walk with the future in mind, hoping that researchers will find a
THE 2019 WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
is the 12th consecutive year our family has participated in this
event.Many of you have been on this journey with us
for all those years and we appreciate your sustained support! Please consider joining us at Cantigny
Park in Wheaton, IL, on Saturday, June 1.
ABOUT ALS – WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a
progressive 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.
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.
crippling disease can strike anyone. There are significant costs associated
with providing care for loved ones with ALS.Please help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.
ALS Association is a non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on
every front by leading the way in global research, providing assistance for
people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating
multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering
government partnerships. The Association builds hope and enhances quality
of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The
Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association provides support and resources
for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers living in the Greater Chicago