Ilene "Mike" Dallum inspired her whole community during her battle with ALS. She was committed to her faith in God, dedicated to her family, loved writing, sports and laughter. Her love lives on in our family and with all those she loved and many she never met. We are walking on Saturday, September 15th at Riverfront Park in Salem to celebrate her life, and spread that love and support to other families facing this disease. We hope you will join our cause.
About Lou Gehrig's Disease:
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.