Dallas Walk to Defeat ALS is approaching once more and is set for Saturday,
October 26th. Through our past donations and efforts our Texas Chapter of the
ALS Association has continued to provide services and support to patients,
caregivers, and their families who struggle daily with this horrible
disease. This signature fundraising event helps us to assure that local
patient services, and even global research, can continue to occur in our quest
for a "World without ALS".
year’s Walk will be held at Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers
Branch. We will again have entertainment, team recognition, and team
pictures. Everyone is invited and the Walk is “dog friendly” so bring Rover
along. October 5th is a special date for the Hamby family because it would have
been Kitty’s 75th birthday had we not lost her to ALS twelve years ago.
I’m sure she would have given up any birthday gifts she might have received to
help those patients and caregivers fighting ALS as she did for so many years.
We truly appreciate your past donations in Kitty’s memory and hope you will
support our efforts once more.
family would love to have you join the Walk in Kitty’s memory. Join our
team, “Kitty’s Litter of Angels.” It will be a day of fun activities for
all. Check- in will be at 9:00 AM and the Walk will start at 10:15 AM.
prefer to send a check, make it to the ALSA-Texas Chapter, noting “Kitty’s
Litter of Angels” and send it to:
The ALS Association Texas Chapter
Attn: Walk to Defeat ALS
Granite Pkwy #100-320
Plano TX 75024
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
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.