First of all we would like to thank all of you that participated in the walk with us last year! We had so much fun and it was so amazing to see all of the support for Jon! As you know, Jon lost his battle with ALS in February. This year we are walking in memory of Jon Bereman and in honor of Ken Compton, who was officially diagnosed with ALS just weeks after Jon's passing. Ken's wife Jen is a friend and team member of mine on Indy SurviveOars (a breast cancer survivor's) Dragon Boat team.
We are really looking forward to this year's event and hope you can participate on September 19th! However, Jen Compton and I have decided that this year we will be participating remotely, WALK WHERE YOU ARE.
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS — it robs a person of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. And what’s even worse is that right now, there’s no cure.
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Lynn Bereman and family, Ken and Jen Compton and family
PS - If you can't walk on September 19, 2020 – please consider making a donation towards our goal of $7,000
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. 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
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 a person with ALS 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.
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!