Thank you for making a difference and supporting our team:
All Love & Support
Tom Schaefer, dedicated husband, and loving father to Carson, Andrew and Kate, lived life as fully as possible for almost five years with this devastating disease. On April 4, 2016, Tom passed away at age 48. By this time, he had lost just about everything physically--all ability to care for himself, to talk, to eat naturally, and to move, yet he inspired so many with his sense of humor, faith, unending perseverance and love for our family. We miss him every single day.
In Tom’s memory, please join us at the ALS walk this year to help people like ourselves in the Washington DC area, to support research and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments.
Help make a difference and please consider walking with us and/or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you to get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved.
We sincerely thank you for your generosity of time and money today and in years past, for remembering Tom, and for helping find a cure for others. We ask that you continue to pray for all those families who have been impacted by ALS.
Your help and suppport is most important to help raise awareness and funds for those battling ALS!
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!