The Saesteorra (means A Sailor's Guiding Star in Old English, which this form doesn't support) team is walking in memory of Charlie Brown, a family member who died of ALS in June of 1987. In 2011 we walked in Portland as the Peanuts team, raising $659. In 2012 we walked in Bangor, raising $1058. This year we are virtual walkers in Bangor who will be walking in Farmington.
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.
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