In memory of my brother, Joao, please support me...
On May 20th, I will be participating in the SuperHero 5K/10K Dash in memory of my brother, Joao. He was diagnosed with ALS in September 2020 and just 7 short months later he took his last breathe on April 28, 2021. He was only 41 years young and left behind a loving family - a wife, a handsome now 10 year old son and a beautiful now 12 year old daughter. We all miss him dearly but are at peace knowing he is no longer suffering from this terrible disease. I am running for him and for everyone affected by this awful disease in hopes that some day soon we will find a better treatment and a cure. Let’s find an END to ALS!
This event is designed to raise funds in support of those living with ALS. I am reaching out to you because I need your help to reach my personal fundraising goal. Together, we can support those living with ALS while spreading awareness of the urgency to find treatments that will lead to a cure.
Please consider the difference that you might be able to make in the lives of people affected by this disease and getting your family and friends to become Super Heroes!
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.