Why I Run...
My amazing sister (and best friend) Cathy Everson was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2021. Quite simply, I adore my sister and her family!! Everyone who meets Cathy loves her, without exception. Cathy is looking forward to participating in this important event, and is highly motivated to raise money to find treatments and a cure for those affected by ALS. As part of Cathy's team, I will proudly walk with her and ask you to please donate!!
Thank you and love,
What is ALS?
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.
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.
1. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
2. Every 90 minutes someone in this country is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.
3. ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease. Someone you know or love may die from ALS unless a cure is found.
4. Caring for a loved one with ALS costs on average of $300,000 each year.