This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
I became involved with the ALS Association because I know personally how devastating this disease is to the patient and their family. In June of 2001, my mother, Beatrice Patti, was diagnosed with ALS. By August of 2002, at the age of 60, my mother lost her battle with this horrific disease. Now 19 years later, I continue to work hard to educate people, bring awareness and raise money for research and patient care.
Please consider walking in person with me, virtually or sending a donation to support my team - Bea Happy. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!
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 my walk today.
Thank you for helping my team reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal!
Thank you everyone for your support throughout the years!