Please Support Us...
On May 14th My Dad's family and friends are being invited to participate in the SuperHero 5k/10k Dash in Saint Paul. Even the kids can participate! The event is designed to raise funds in support of those with ALS throughout our region.
Since my dad's diagnosis in March 2020, the ALS Association's Chapter of Minnesota and North and South Dakota has provided continual equipment and support for both my dad and mom. This fundraising mission has become very important to me and my family as we have seen what an invaluable organization the ALS Assocation is to support patients, families, and to work towards finding a cure. We would love your help to reach our team fundraising goal. Whether you want to join us on race day, or make a donation towards our goal, together we can honor my dad and support those living with Lou Gehrig's Disease and those we've lost while spreading awareness of the urgency to find treatments that will lead to a cure.
This is a great time to get your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors involved and become SuperHeroes! Please consider the difference that you might be able to make in the lives of people affected by this disease.
Why Your Help Matters...
Also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly takes away the body's ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. There is currently no cure for the disease with life expectancy averaging 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Due to the rapid progression of ALS, the needs of someone living with the disease evolve rapidly over a short period of time. Often times insurance does not cover durable medical equipment, so The ALS Association utilizes a loan pool that allows people to access equipment at no charge. Caregivers often need a break, so The ALS Association pays for skilled home care workers to give those caregivers time. The ALS Association also provides augmentative communication devices that are critical when someone's ability to speak has been compromised.
All of these supports help individuals and families impacted by ALS live the fullest life possible, which is why I'm asking you to support my fundraising efforts. Help make a difference and donate today by clicking on the Donate key. Your gift will make you a hero in the lives of others.