We are the Spouses, the siblings, the parents, the extended family members and friends of those that are grappling with, or previously fought a courageous battle with ALS. Our team mission is to lovingly represent those brave souls that are currently afflicted as well as for those that have since departed. We fervently hope that our loved one's legacies will live on through our voices and through our service to the ALS Community. Through our commitment to do whatever we can to assist in moving the progress needle forward in funding the discovery of new treatments, adaptive equipment and services for those families in need; we pray that our loved ones will never be forgotten. We dream that through our determination and efforts to share our stories and garner attention for this cause; that the collective prayers we whisper are soon answered for all of those affected by ALS.
Sobering Facts about ALS:
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.