Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
Let's beat ALS!!
|Date:||Sunday, September 18, 2022|
I told you part of our family ALS story years ago during the Ice Bucket Challenge. My beloved Grandma died from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and my life has never been the same. Watching her decline and seeing her frustration touched something in me that has never been healed. 💔
With the Ice Bucket Challenge, people started gaining awareness of ALS and money was raised to fund multiple research studies. Since then, our news has gotten even more devastating though. Our wonderful cousin passed away from ALS in 2018 and now my dear uncle has been diagnosed as well. Unsurprisingly, given the facts, he also found out that it is genetic. All of this news has been sobering and unbearably difficult.
Besides loving support, the next helpful thing I feel I can do is give this disease more exposure and raise funds. I will be walking on September 18 at Coffman Park to honor and fight for my family members and others who have been impacted by ALS. The money raised will allow scientists to continue their research and will benefit my uncle as he participates in medical trials to beat ALS. 👊🏻💪🏻
I know times are tough but if every friend on my list donated even $1, we’d be well over $300! Also, if you’d like to join our team, please do. The more, the merrier!! You can also walk virtually. 😊 I will be posting things frequently until the walk so you can learn more about ALS. I hope you will consider a donation, no matter how small. I would be deeply grateful. Thank you!!
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
That’s why I’m walking. To change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
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