Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
The Brodsky Brigade Fights On
|Date:||Sunday, September 18, 2022|
January 19, 2021 marked the 10 year anniversary of the end of my dad's battle with ALS. This disease robbed him of his strength and now I’ve taken on his fight. While my strength has been tested every day since his diagnosis, I will continue to fight for a world without ALS.
For eight years, my family and friends gather in memory of David Brodsky to celebrate his life as he wanted. And, we’ve participated in The Walk to Defeat ALS for 8 consecutive years. Unfortunately, COVID has made those gatherings much more challenging. However, our fight has not stopped
Why We Need Your Help
- Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of it's ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2-5 yeas from the time of diagnosis.
- Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is 2 per 100,000 people and is twice that in the population of U.S. Veterans. It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time.
- ALS can strike anyone. It occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries
- It costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.
While I consider myself lucky to have met some amazing people and made some wonderful friends along this journey, nobody should ever have to suffer the pain of being diagnosed with ALS, the agony of being stripped of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and breathe, or to endure the experience of losing a loved one to this horrific condition.
Until we can get back to remembering David Brodsky, the way HE wanted, I’m asking for donations of any size (no donation too small – no donation too large). After all, it’s that one penny. The one penny to fund the research that finds the cure, that’s all it takes. You could have that one penny in your pocket right now… and I’m asking for it, because we're closer than we've ever been.
Until the day we get back to celebrating my dad in person, I want to thank you for your past and continued support! The fight is not over!