Team Nanci is once again participating in the Los Angeles County Walk to Defeat ALS in support of everyone whose lives have been touched by ALS.
Please donate or walk with Team Nanci as we honor and celebrate Nanci as the 2018 LA Walk Hero for her extraordinary efforts in the areas of advocacy, fundraising, and public awareness while living with ALS.
We are so appreciative of the 83 team members we had last year, raising nearly $127,000. We're so grateful for the continued support from family, friends, and other loved ones. We’re looking to five-peat as the #1 team at the Walk so please help us spread the word!
Our fight to defeat ALS is far from over and we can’t do it alone. Your support is needed more than ever to help Team Nanci to continue the research, to continue the fight, and to continue spreading the word, so that one day soon we will have a cure for ALS. Please consider joining our team at the Walk to Defeat ALS or making a donation to a team member (select a Walker on the right-hand side of this page). Can't join us on November 4? Consider joining us a Virtual Walker!
To keep up with Nanci's fight to cure ALS, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/TeamNanciRyder
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 our walk team today.