The Binghamton Barbarians have long been involved in the effort to raise awareness about ALS, its affects on patients and their families, and to raise money to support research and patient care.
We have all been touched by the disease. Ken Cook, a Binghamton Barbarian "Old Boy", lived with the disease and fought a valiant battle for over 15 years. Our teammate's family, the Conatys', have also endured, and continue to endure the affects of ALS for 2 generations.
Over the years we have volunteered at the ALS Walk activities at the Dick's Sporting Goods' Open. We have hosted Ugly Sweater Parties to raise funds in the community. Now we have put together this team to participate in the local walk.
We plan to gather at Otsiningo Park North Pavilion on Saturday 8/21/21 at about 10 am. Those who wish can walk the one mile loop with us.....or just join us for camaraderie and support the ALS Upstate New York chapter of the ALS Association.
ALSUNY cares patients and their families in Central and Southern New York as well as Northern Pennsylvania. It is also a vital presence in the movement to raise funds and work with lawmakers to direct dollars toward research and patient care.
Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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.
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!