Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising 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.
As most of you know, my dad died from ALS on December 23, 2007. In honor of my dad, Edward Bauman, I want to make a difference so that other families won't have to watch a loved one live with this terrible disease....a disease that robs you from being able to walk, talk, eat, write, button your shirt, tie your shoes, mow your lawn...and finally, breath. My dad lived a very active life until his final year. He was in the Navy, married for almost 60 years, father of six, grandfather and great-grandfather to many! He loved the water and spent his retirement years living on a lake in northern Indiana. There was nothing he couldn't fix and if it wasn't broke, he made sure it stayed that way! He took pride in his family and his surroundings. We were so blessed to have had him in our lives.
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.