Team Bruce is walking once again, in honor of the 30,000 Americans living with ALS. This year we may be walking “virtually”, but we have the same purpose, the same conviction, and the same collective desire to make a positive impact in the ALS Community.
We are determined to help unlock the mysteries of this terrible disease, so that we can find a cure, and because the 5,000 people in our country diagnosed each year with ALS need more treatment options than the four drugs currently available.
Real progress is being made in the scientific understanding of ALS; we need to continue that momentum.
So, Team Bruce will be walking to move those efforts forward -- for and with all those living with ALS; for and with their families; for and with their friends; for and toward a cure. Team Bruce is walking toward that day when everyone will be able to walk for themselves.
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 encourage everyone to participate by becoming a “walker” and/or by making a donation without becoming a formal walk participant. Remember: Every dollar helps!
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!