Welcome to "Devin's Defeaters" ALS fundraising page. Devin is a teacher, friend, brother, son and team captain for our Walk to Defeat ALS on April 13th at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. Devin was officially diagnosed with ALS in August 2015 and has been an active advocate ALS advocate ever since.
We have all joined up to not only advocate on Devin's behalf, but for all people living with ALS. We are committed to helping defeat this horrific disease. Please consider joining our team or even walking and raising funds with us. If you’d simply like to make a donation, we’d be grateful.
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. To date, we have raised more than $80,000 in the fight. 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.