Researching ALS it states that ALS is a rare disease. It also says that in your lifetime you will probably know one person with ALS.
That isn’t true in the town of Moriah. Most people in our small town can list at least a half dozen people who have been diagnosed with this horrible disease.
We walk to show support for those struggling with this disease!
We walk to remember those who have lost the fight and were taken too soon!
We walk to fund research that will someday help those who hear the words Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis have hope that the disease will not take their mobility, their voice, their dignity and their life!
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. 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 toDefeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
It has been 80 years since Lou Gehrig announced to the world that he had ALS. In those 80 years, not only has there not been a cure but there have only been two approved medications to treat the disease and the medication only promises to slow the disease by about two months!
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that 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 but statistically the town of Moriah seems to have been hit very hard.