I have been associated with ALS and the ALS Association since early 2009 when Jeff was diagnosed with ALS. Jeff lived for over 7 years after his diagnosis. During that time, we met the most wonderful people. We LOVE the ALS community and have the greatest respect for the work of the ALS Association. Jeff passed away in April 2016, but my passion for the ALS community continues. I am happy to now be a part of the ALSA Board. I pray for the day that a diagnosis of ALS no longer exists, but until that time, I plan to work hard to help ensure that those living with ALS can live life fully with hope. So I am asking for your help in supporting the ALS Association and the Hope-Filled Walkers. You can help by praying for all those with ALS, attending the Hampton Roads Walk to Defeat ALS and/or making a contribution to the our walk team. We walk for all those with ALS!!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutesanother person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occursthroughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s whywe’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raiseawareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. Tohelp unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will youjoin us?
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease thatslowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Thelife expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time ofdiagnosis.
ALS canstrike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it stillcosts loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care peopleliving with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help andhope today!