On March 18th 2015 my mothers life as well as all of ours changed forever. Mom was diagnosed with ALS. We had no clue what it was and what it meant but to find out very quickly that it was one of the worst possible diseases out there. Why did my mom have to get this? How did it happen, she doesn't deserve this. But she never asked those questions or got mad, she cried but for the most part she stayed completely calm, positive and strong for the next year and 6 days when it took her away from us. 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 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.
Why We Need Your Help
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 a person with ALS 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.
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!