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DC/MD/VA Chapter

Washington, DC Walk


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.

Team NAMA - Join Team Raised
LEVEL 3 FUNDRAISER Amanda Pasley $1,550.00
Susan $0.00
Helping Hand Jane Alger $100.00
Helping Hand Joyce Cates $250.00
Helping Hand Renee Clark $150.00
Katie Conklin $0.00
Helping Hand Ellen Daley $250.00
Alyssa Dausch $100.00
Camille Dausch $100.00
Helping Hand Dylan Dausch $225.00
Jen Dausch $0.00
Helping Hand Marcy Dausch $225.00
LEVEL 1 FUNDRAISER Tom Dausch $300.00
Helping Hand Elaine Florimonte $100.00
Helping Hand Maura Florimonte $100.00
Helping Hand Mike Foltz $100.00
Helping Hand Alice Gray $25.00
Helping Hand Roy Halleran $100.00
Helping Hand Bob Heckman $250.00
Katie Hensley $0.00
Helping Hand Kay Holly $100.00
Helping Hand Landon Hutt $25.00
Lauren Hutt $0.00
Cat Kennedy $0.00
Helping Hand Marie Killeen $200.00
Helping Hand Patrick Killeen $250.00
LEVEL 3 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Eileen Lividoti Hibert $1,090.00
Jennifer McKainDausch $245.00
Thomas Morrison $0.00
Fiona Northedge $0.00
LEVEL 2 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Norman Northedge $500.00
Ren Northedge $0.00
Cherie Parker $0.00
Helping Hand Debra Persons $100.00
Helping Hand Eileen Pletz $50.00
Hila Qasimyar $0.00
Mina Qasimyar $0.00
Ahmad Rahim $0.00
Helping Hand Joyce Rau $75.00
Molly Rau $0.00
Stephen Rau $0.00
Helping Hand Patricia Sacco $50.00
Robert Schmeltz $0.00
Helping Hand Ashley Shanklin $20.00
Matt Shnayer $0.00
Helping Hand Kara Smith $40.00
Helping Hand Eryck Van Ryn $275.00
Haley Wilson $0.00
Helping Hand Stephanie Wilson $200.00
Brian Wilt $0.00
Kirk Windsor $0.00
Helping Hand Susan Windsor $75.00
Richard Wrobel $0.00
Traci Wrobel $275.00
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