Another year has gone by and there's still no time to waste. We've had a very busy year advocating for ALS. Harry and I were part of a documentary, showed the film at two of Harry's former employers, been the subject of an ALS Golden West Movie Night, been part of a panel discussion with pharmaceutical companies, and the subject of a podcast produced by NPR for the Stanford University Longevity Project. Whew.
This year, we have another goal to meet, that of being able to once again be a top fundraiser for the East Bay ALS Walk. We ask that you start your own team and help us reach our goal. The money goes directly to funding research, supporting drug trials, and as importantly, helping caregivers. Thank you for your generosity.
Why We Need Your Help
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.
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.
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!