Lisa's Family will walk this year to honor - again - our sister, mother, aunt and friend: Lisa Marie Whitehead Scott, who blessed us in life from September 16, 1953 until May 1, 1918.
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference inthe lives of those affected by ALS. We are committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments 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
Lisa was 63 years young when she learned she had ALS. She was a spirit-filled, vibrant, loving woman who cared deeply about every member of her immediate and adopted family. And if you knew her, you were welcomed in her home and heart, as a member of her family, and you were loved accordingly.
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 socio-economic boundaries. The disease isn't definitively linked to what you've done in life, or where you've been.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure.
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that tslowly 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.
ALS can strike anyone. It hits a family like a lightning bolt from above. 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!