Please take the time to consider donating to help fight ALS. One of my best friend's mom recently was diagnosed with ALS. Cathy is an amazing mother, wife, and friend. Whenever I saw Cathy at her home or during her neighborhood walks, I would be welcomed so dearly and a quick catch up would turn in to an hour conversation. Cathy is one of the most loving and caring people I have ever met. Her smile lights up any room she enters and btw her cooking is amazing. I love her so much and it would mean a lot if you considered donating or come join us on April 24th to fight for this cause.
Why I Run...
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.