ALS Ohana of Hawaii
Thank you for helping make us the second highest fundraising team for a second year in a row! Now lets do it again!
Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Team ALS Ohana is committed to raising money to support people in Hawaii 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.
ALS Ohana of Hawaii is a community-based, volunteer-led organization. We are your Ohana!
At some point in our lives, we have experienced ALS – as a patient, caregiver of a family member with ALS, a child of a parent with ALS, a next-door neighbor, a professional working with the afflicted, friend of a friend, a stranger touched upon reading a story of one with ALS.
Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals in Hawaii who are affected by ALS by providing compassionate, practical support. This includes the person with ALS as well as family and friends.
Please join our team, help us fundraise for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter and walk with us on November 4th at Kapiolani Regional Park. All of the money raised from this walk stays in Hawaii.
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.
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