Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments 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.
We are walking to honor Carol Coale. Carol was diagnosed with ALS in early 2018. Her symptoms began around February 2017. She has lost her ability to speak and swallow. This year's walk has found Carol no longer able to use her legs. Use of her hands has become increasingly more difficult. She is working very had to learn the eye-gaze technology so that she will be able to continue to communicate with us once her hands give out. ALS wears you out and simple tasks become chores. We are walking to help fund research and resources for ALS patients and their families.
The ALS association has been a tremendous help in helping navigate this horrendous disease. Their goal for the state of Texas for this 20th anniversary walk is $1,000,000 - let's do what we can to help them get there.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we're participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophiclateral 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!