Why I Run...
I will be participating in the Running Bitcoin Challenge. I run to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness for the urgency to find treatments and cures for this disease. I am also running to support the legacy of Hal Finney, a legendary bitcoiner who saw the potential of freedom money right away and was the first person after Satoshi to run a bitcoin node. I also run to support my mom's best friend Deena Borzak who was diagnosed with ALS over one year ago. I ran the 2022 Jerusalem marathon in support of the ALS chapter in Florida and the Deena Sue We Run With You team.
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
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 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 $200,000 each year.
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