I recently learned that my wonderful mother was diagnosed with ALS. For those of you who know her, you are well aware of how special of a person she is. For those of you who don't, her heart is so big and she will chat with absolutely anyone she meets/runs into for hours. She makes everyone around her laugh and smile. Knowing that this disease has no cure is the most devastating information of the entire thing, and research to develop a cure is extremely underfunded. Every dollar counts, and I would really appreciate any form of support whether that is financial, sharing this page with as many people as possible, participating in the event, or all of the above.
Every single moment we have together is precious, and we want to do everything we can in our power to fight this disease.
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.