WALKING IN MEMORY OF BILL WIMPEE AND JO MCLAUGHLIN
Bill Wimpee, husband, father, friend was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, on March 2007. Eighteen short months later on November 11, 2008, Bill went home to be with His Lord. He fought courageously and through the whole ordeal was a true testimony of his faith and love for God and the Lord Jesus Christ. He is missed terribly by all who knew and loved him.
Our team is also walking in memory of Jo McLaughlin, Roy's late wife who lost her battle to ALS January 23, 2008. Jo lived in South Carolina where she is missed by family and friends. She also loved the outdoors, snow skiing, aerobics, the ocean and most of all God and family.
Roy and Lily were married January 2, 2011 - They were brought together through this tragedy in their lives. Together they have joined forces to help find a cure for this devastating disease. They experienced its effects first hand.
In memory of Bill and Jo, we are asking that you help us raise our Team's Walk to Defeat ALS goal of 5,000.00. Funds raised will be used to help ALS patients with much needed resources and also for research purposes. Our heartfelt desire is that a cure be found during our life time.
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?
Amyotrophiclateral 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!