I created our team, "David"s Darlings", in memory of my father, David Robertson, who lost his battle with ALS in 2006. 13 years later and there have been major strides made in treating this disease, but we are nowhere near a cure. The fight to find a cure became an even more personal one when I lost my grandfather to it a few years later in 2013.
I walk in memory of two of the strongest men that have ever been in my life. I walk to hopefully prevent this disease from affecting my family again. I walk for my mom, who lost her husband...my grandmother who lost her husband...my sisters who lost their father and my children and nephews who never got the chance to know their grandfather. Doing this fundraiser gives me hope and helps me to be a part of a community who all has a common goal - FIND A CURE.
I thank you all for your time just in reading my story, and I hope that you will join us at the Saddle Brook, NJ walk on Sunday, June 4th. If you can't join us, but are able to make a donation we are so incredibly appreciative.
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.