Jim Clark recently lost his wife Margi to ALS. Our team was formed in honor and memory of her. Here's a quote from Jim.
During Margi's battle with ALS, she needed special equipment to meet her daily needs, as well as the family needing help on how to care for her. As the ALS progressed we received, through the generosity of the ALS Association closet, equipment that allowed her to stay home and live life as "normal" as she could. This equipment included such items as toilet seat risers, Hoyer Lift, wheelchairs, bench for bathing, speech equipment, toilet chair, hospital bed if needed, and much more.
All of this equipment was made possible by private donations through the ALS walk, bucket brigade, memorial contributions, and through families "paying forward." In addition to equipment, money raised helps to fund the research for one day finding a cure.
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.