One of the last times I saw my father was the weekend of the ALS walk in October, 2017. He passed away a few weeks later. He was so touched by the support of family, friends, and even strangers, who cared about the cause because they cared about him.
This year, we will be walking again for Bill and for everyone affected by ALS...for those who have hope for a cure and for all who wish one had come sooner. I want to ensure my dad's memory lives on and we continue to raise awareness about a cause that is important to my family. I appreciate your love and support.
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.