Please join our team to help fight ALS. Same story, another year later. More people diagnosed, but no cure. Our dad, Dennis, was diagnosed with ALS in 2002. He lived with the disease for four years before succumbing to its effects on May 30, 2006. As much as he hated living with the disease, he most wanted to know that others someday will not have to suffer as he did. Watching someone you love and respect become weaker - losing the ability to walk, taking care of personal care issues, struggling to talk and eat is challenging. Living with it is even more challenging. We encourage you to help us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment 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
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.