Help us raise money to find a cure for ALS!
|Date:||Saturday, September 19, 2020|
|Team:||Lorrie Lynn's Journey (LLJ)|
LORRIE'S 2020 INTRO & WELCOME!
Thank YOU for considering to help honor Lorri's (Mom) in either the walk and/or a financial gift in honor of her and others fighting ALS. This is our 3rd year participating in the walk and we have upped our team goal to $6,000 in honor of what have been Mom's 60th Birthday this year! Let's make it there for her!
If there's one thing Mom has taught and shown us is to love one another - by her own actions she has helped numerous lives either by teaching and sharing her own time, financially, or both. Now lets join together again in 2020 and help her and others fight this devastating ALS disease.
*SPECIAL NOTE (please read): We are still in the planning stages of what this year's walk will look like as the ALS Association is supporting a "Walk your own way." What this means is the Association will not be in Rochester on September 19th for the walk. However, we are all still able to walk. at Silver Lake Park if we choose (and this is likely the plan according to Kari.) For those who cannot make it, do not feel safe, or are high risk for COVID-19 you can walk your own way on the 19th of September and send pictures! The ALS Association of MN, SD, ND wants our pictures. Last year (2019) this Association helped 664 families in the tri-state area they serve by providing equipment and/or respite care! Due to COVID-19 they are approximately $2,000,000 shy of their budget needs for the 2020 year. Let's do our best to contribute and help those fighting this terrible disease. This paragraph will be updated with information as we determine what Lorrie Lynn's Journey 2020 walk will look like.
For those that don't know Mom's story - she was diagnosed in April of 2018 with Bulbar onset ALS and went to heaven on March 19th, 2020. Her voice began to change slowly but steadily in the spring of 2017 all the way up through to her diagnosis. She fought each and everyday with support of God, family, and friends. We can't thank you enough for your participative and/or financial support.
Many thanks, love, and God's blessings to you all!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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 occursthroughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s whywe’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raiseawareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. Tohelp unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will youjoin us?
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease thatslowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Thelife expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time ofdiagnosis.
ALS canstrike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it stillcosts loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care peopleliving with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help andhope today!