Over the years, several of our Palm Family members have passed after diagnosis of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. In 2007, our fundraising efforts began and to this day continue. The Palm Family has been active in Case studies for the the familial form of the disease at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. located at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD
After the passing of Terry Palm, the team was named Terry's B-52's. It came from his love of the group, The B-52's. The song "Love Shack", has become out Team Anthem. Our family walks and continues to raise funds for reseach in efforts to find a cure..
As of most recent our family has lost our beloved Debi Palm-Peeks. We will continue to walk in honor and memory of: Charles 'Dirty" Palm, Addie "Boots" Palm, Terry Palm, Natalie Palm-Sappington and Debi Peeks-Palm.
Thank you for helping 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!