Team Wappelhorsts Wish for a Cure will be participating in our 9th Walk to Defeat ALS this year!!!!!!
Our family was devastated when my Uncle was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you do not know much information on this disease, there is no cure and no working treatments. Paul was diagnosed in 2011 and lived with disease until God took him home, November 2018. We were so fortunate to have had him with us for so many years & we pray everyday for a cure or treatment.
We walk in memory & honor of Paul Wappelhorst. We walk in hope they will find a cure & We walk for everyone who has a family member with this diagnosis.
Thank you for your support - Team Wappelhorsts Wish for a Cure
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment 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
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.