As you may know, we lost our Nanny in March 2018 after she bravely fought ALS. She would be so proud of Sophie for her dedication to raising awareness for a disease that still has no cure. Many of you have already supported us so much and we truly appreciate it. Because of her efforts and your generosity, Sophie realizes she is actually DOING something to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS.
However, we still need your help to achieve our 2019 Walk fundraising goal! . 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!