In 2010, my dad was diagnosed with ALS and passed away shortly after. He was the best father and grandpa anyone could ask for. In his memory, every year since then our family has participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS. This year we hope that you will join us again... because we still miss him dearly.
This year, 2021 the Walk will be virtual again but I hope you will all still join in the spirit of gathering for my dad, Andy.
This time I hope everyone who joins us for the ALS Walk registers for the team because I know we are one of the biggest walking groups, so let's sign up and let the whole ALS community know!
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.