Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrigs Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
2014 marked year number 2 for my participation in the ALS Walk in San Diego. In July 2014 ALS claimed another family member my cousin, John "Gary Pavek. He was only 53. The same age as my dad when he died from the same disease. This year, I am teaming up again with my dear friend and co-worker, Clara Lapastora, to raise more money and awareness for the cause.
Thank You, Christine Montecino (Co-Captain)
Two years ago I joined in the ALS Walk in San Diego in support of my friend whose family has been affected by ALS. We then made plans to raise our fundraising goal for 2014. Little did I know then, that my own family would be affected by this disease. ALS claimed the life of my beautiful mother in September of 2014. She was just one month shy of her 72nd birthday. The effects of the disease were devastating as it took my mom's ability to eat speak, walk and intimately to breath.
This year I am participating in the walk and partnering up again with my friend Christine as co-captains of Team WALKING FOR GRACE and No White Flags!
Please consider walking with us or sponsoring our team. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrigs 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 though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs 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.