This is our second year at the ALS Walk for team Rally for Rita, along with the second time our family has been directly affected by ALS. In 1991, Bobby Hicks, Rita’s brother, was diagnosed and lost his battle with ALS. Rita was diagnosed in May 2018. It has been difficult to accept that after 28 years there is still very little understanding of what causes this horrible disease, and there is no treatment or cure. It’s even more devastating to find out that until the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, very little money was spent on research due to the lack of ALS awareness. The good news is, tremendous progress has been made in recent years. There is hope that the outlook for those diagnosed with ALS will soon change for the better. Please join us this year in Rallying for Rita by donating to make a difference in the lives of everyone affected by ALS. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. All the love and support from family and friends is what’s helping her and the entire family stay strong. Remember to enjoy each day and cherish every moment you have.
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 90minutes 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!