Help us raise money to find a cure for ALS!
|Date:||Saturday, October 30, 2021|
|Team:||JME Strong-Team Brownewell|
Our team will meet in front of Jennie Moore Elementary School around 9:00am. We will walk around JME and Laing Middle School for one hour from 9:30-10:30. Parking is available at both schools.
Thank you for your love and support for the Brownewell Family and the ALS Lowcountry Chapter.
Team JME Strong-Team Brownewell is suggesting all walkers make a minimum $5 donation to join the team. Your donation will directly impact those living with ALS in South Carolina.
Jason Brownewell spent his younger years in Marietta, Georgia and Charlotte, NC with his parents, sister and 2 brothers before moving to Charleston. He met his future wife, Carrie and they married in 2003. They live in Mt. Pleasant with their three children, Reagan (16), Isaac (15) and Harrison (7).
In October of 2020, just a few days before Jason’s 50th birthday, they received news that would alter their lives forever: Jason’s recent muscle weakness in his leg, trouble swallowing pills and changes in his speech were caused by ALS.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also called Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. Eventually, the motor neurons die, causing the body to become paralyzed. People with ALS progressively lose control of their muscles, including those used to breathe. Currently, ALS is an incurable, terminal disease. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Jason is an agent with State Farm Insurance, and before his ALS diagnosis was an avid runner and spent valuable time with his family - he especially loved going to the movies and trying new restaurants. They have met this devastating diagnosis with resolve and a commitment to staying active and living their lives to the fullest, regardless of how much time they have together.
His everyday life is now a constant struggle to eat, speak and walk. It was the support of the Jennie Moore Elementary family and friends that made the realities of this difficult and painful transition easier for them. Last school year, a GoFund me account was created to help Jason and Carrie turn their downstairs office and half bath into a bedroom and ADA compliant full bathroom for when Jason was no longer able to navigate the stairs. Thanks to generous donations they were able to move him downstairs this summer.
The Brownewells are incredibly grateful to the Jennie Moore Elementary family for their support to raise ALS awareness and funding for research.
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 to Defeat 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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!