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.
The Singing Angels 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. We have watched first hand the impact the disease had on three people we cared deeply about; Ruth Ann Dayton, Jim Dayton and Monica Jarboe. Ruth Ann, Jim and Monica all battled ALS with the upmost dignity and never-ending faith. We know they are at peace and no longer suffering. They are our singing angels!
Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause. The walk is on Saturday, October 7th at Principal Park in Des Moines, IA.
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.
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.