My mom was diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago, October 2016. Many of us have some awareness of this disease due to the popular Ice Bucket Challenge. However, like many things "we just don't know what we don't know"! It is very difficult to diagnose, there are few answers to why someone has it, when it will progress, how it will progress and how much pain it may cause. Mostly, it's a lot of guessing and treating symptoms. With funding and awareness, I have to believe that so much can be done for ALS patients today and for a future without this debilitating disease. Imagine how finding a successful cure to ALS may extend to the cure of other nerve related conditions!
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. Thank you!
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!