My grandmother, Kathy Vitale Dausch, was diagnosed with ALS in January 2017. I am devestaved to say that at age 67, this crippling disease took her life only 6 months after diagnosis. This has come as a HUGE tragedy to our entire family, and all of our family friends - however, our motto was always to "STAY POSITIVE!", which is something we will continue to do! My grandmother has inspired me beyond comparison, with her compassion for life, family, friends, and with the enormous amount of love she has shown me throughout my entire life. I would like to do anything and everything I can to help fight this devestating disease, and to help other families who's lives have been (or will be) impacted by ALS. My grandma (NAMA) had the biggest heart, and I just want to show the same amount of LOVE and SUPPORT that she showed everyone on a daily basis, and to make her proud. I ask that if you are able to donate even just $1, it will be very much appriciated and it will potentially go towards finding a cure for this awful, awful disease!!
Thank you in advance for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment 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.
***THE 2017 WALK TO DEFEAT ALS will be held on October 14th, in Washington, DC. PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM***
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 a walk today.
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