Ten years ago we came together as family and friends to honor the memory and the fight of Andrew D. Hunter, Sr. We have named our team to acknowledge his service to our country and to enlist everyone in his army, Andrew's Army, to continue the fight. Last year we also lost Andrew's beloved wife and caregiver Phyllis C. Hunter. Her devotion to the fight against ALS was steadfast and resolute. Join, donate, or participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9am on the National Mall (Washington Monument).
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.