Team Ferrari was formed in 2014 when Lou Ferrari was diagnosed with ALS. ALS is a horrific disease for which there are no effective treatments and tragically there is no cure. We lost Lou on December 8, 2014 just 7 short months after he was diagnosed. We promised Lou that we will never give up the fight to find a cure and we would do everything in our power to help others affected by this terrible disease.
Our family learned just after Lou passed away, in January 2015 that one of my life-long friends Cheryl Martens Strella was also diagnosed with ALS. I never wanted to hear that another loved one had this disease, but it has happened. Cheryl lost her fight with ALS on 8/31/17.
We are gearing up for Team Ferrari's 6th year participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Let's keep the momentum that we built in 2014 - 2017 where our team raised over $125,000.00. Let's show our commitment to finding a cure and making the world aware.
Thank you 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.
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.