It is great to see you here! Thank you for visiting our page. Hard to believe another year has gone by since TEAM LEO last came together to walk to Defeat ALS. We began the fundraising journey with the The ALS Walk in 2010.
ALS is unfortunately well known by our family. We have had a total of seven (Chris, his sister Paula, their mother, two aunts and two cousins) that have passed away and two cousins in Dayton who were diagnosed last year. Although no longer with us, Chris and Paula knew the importance of continuing the quest for a cure and would want us to keep walking and keep fighting until we find a cure.
I encourage you to join Team Leo in a Mini Walk or Event of your choice in Memory of Chris and Paula Leo. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. Please spread the word and get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved. Spread awareness and HOPE for a cure.
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 though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs 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.
HOPE runs deep! We have a common goal, a world without ALS.