Why I Run/Walk...
For my beautiful friend Cathy, who was recently diagnosed with ALS.
Cathy is not only a fantastic friend and an amazing person, she is also a true fighter. The 2nd sentence she said after telling me her diagnosis was that she wanted to get the biggest team together to DEFEAT ALS. If that's her goal then it has to be my goal too.
Imagine if it was your friend.
Any & all donations are very very gratefully received.
That is why I will be participating in the Jim Tracy 5k to Defeat ALS. I run to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness for the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
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.
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