My dad, George Kern, was diagnosed a few years ago with Primary Lateral Sclerosis, a neuromuscular disease that symptomatically is very similar to ALS. Fortunately, his condition is not as severe nor fatal as it is for those with ALS. We want to do all we can to give back to the ALS Association that has helped our family so much.
The ALS Association Chapter in Knoxville, TN, where my family lives, has been beyond wonderful in terms of the emotional support and resources provided to my family over the past year. I'm joining my family for the Walk to Defeat ALS in Knoxville Sept. 28 and I would love for you all to join me for the D.C. walk on Saturday Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. on the National Mall.
Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS or donate to our cause if you're able. Feel free to invite friends, family, colleagues to walk and/or donate to the cause as well.
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 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!