Hello! Many years ago, our dear friend Ray Grill started this team. Ray did this for no other reason than he was a deeply caring person who saw that the ALS association was a charity that does so many great things, but could use some help in raising money and awareness to do even more great things like providing services to help care for ALS patients and funding research that may someday finally find life-saving treatments for this debilitating and fatal disease. Sadly, and with cruel irony, Ray himself received a diagnosis of ALS in 2017 and passed away in 2018. In Ray's honor and memory, we carry on his legacy in the walk to defeat ALS. The Mississippi ALStars will be participating in the 2020 Walk to Defeat ALS at The Renaissance Colony Park on Saturday, May 2. We would like to ask you to both join us in the walk and to help us reach our fundraising goal! Our team is 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
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.