We walk in memory of my mom, Glenna Bloomquist, who lost her battle to ALS on March 2, 2011. She raised me and Scott as a single mom, loved her family and friends very deeply, took pride in her work as a legal secretary, could make anyone and everyone laugh with her witty personality, and was a firm believer in God. Her life was taken far too soon by this horrible disease, but together we can raise 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 on Saturday, October 19 or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause!
Fort Worth Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, October 19, 2019
WALK CHECK-IN: 9:00 AM WALK STARTS: 10:15 AM LOCATION: Trinity Park DISTANCE: 3 miles
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.