In honor of Jack and the many others who are living with ALS, we ask that you join us in the Portland Metro Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, September 24th at the World Trade Center in Downtown Portland. Together we can make a difference. Be sure to wear green and yellow - #GODUCKS!
Our 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.
Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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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