THANK YOU TO ALL PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE WALKERS!
Can you believe this year marks Team Super Z's 6th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS in honor of the man who has been a friend, mentor, father, coach, and personal advocate for many of us, Bill Zimmerman.
While we're not able to gather together for the Walk this year, we won't let that stop us in our support of people and families struggling with ALS. This year's ALS Walk will be done virtually with an emphasis on supporting the patient services that our amazing local ALS Association of Greater San Diego chapter provides, as well as for our community of People with ALS (PALS), the caregivers, family and friends.
This year's theme is "Walk Your Way", with each person being able to decide how and when their walking will be done. You can be active at home, go for a run, walk or hike somewhere that you love, or by deciding to become an individual fundraiser yourself on Team Super Z!
Why We Need Your Help
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. Fortunately Super Z himself has exceeded this timeline and continues to love and laugh each and every day that he has another Gift of Life.
This year’s walk comes on the heels of a groundbreaking multi-center placebo-controlled double-blind phase 2 clinical trial in the search to find a cure for this terrible disease. The results of the trial were very promising – people with ALS receiving the drug AMX0035 experienced a significantly slower decline in disease progression, compared to those who were taking the placebo. Clinical trial participants who received AMX0035 experienced a clinical meaningful delay in ALS progression as measured by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS). For many trial participants, that delay meant the difference between being able to feed oneself versus being fed or needing versus not needing a wheelchair.
The ALS Association supported this trial by their fundraising efforts. A portion of every dollar we raise goes directly to local support of PALS, advocacy for PALS, as well as research to help find a cure for ALS.
While the goal on our Team page is small, we would love to be able to raise $10,000 this year. Each dollar raised will be matched by a donation from our company, LifePro Financial Services. We need your help!