This year we walk in memory of Lee Shumway, our devoted husband, loving father, amazing grandfather, best friend, and determined ALS advocate. In Lee's own words, he fought to find a cure for ALS until his last breath. Lee led the Western Massachusetts ALS community to do more in raising awareness and funds for this devastating disease all with a big smile on his face, making everyone smile around him. Casey's Cruisers have raised $83,300 to date all in the name of ending ALS.
We walk so that other families don't have to watch a loved one waste away. And we walk so that one day soon, there will be an answer, so that one day no one else needs to hear the words, "you have ALS." Join us and Casey's Crusiers this October 10 at Look Park in Florence as we walk to remember Lee, and his friends who have left us too soon, and honor those who are currently battling ALS.
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!