SOMEDAY, WE'LL TELL OUR CHILDREN, "THERE USED TO BE THIS THING CALLED ALS..."
The costumed critter above is Tony "Dogbomb" Barrett, who faced down ALS with the sort of bravery that you usually only find in the movies. He finally thumbed his nose at the disease on the 5th of April in 2019.
He is the reason that we are participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS®. The goal is to raise funds to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. There can be no effective research without adequate funding. Who knows? A single dollar donated may be the last one needed to allow a scientist to have that "AHA!" moment, and we can finally put the smackdown on this disease that has taken so many good people from us. We don't want Dogbomb to have died in vain. He'd be proud for us to win the fight that he himself fought for so long.
Please consider sponsoring this effort, or if you can't afford it, join our team for this year's virtual walk. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this 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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
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!