Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
Continue to help me find a cure for ALS in memory of my father
|Date:||Saturday, October 14, 2023|
My life was forever changed on December 14, 2012. TEAM VEPP lost one of its biggest supporters, my father. After a difficult battle with ALS, he was called to his final home that very heart-breaking day. My father always brought people together, and he did that until his last breath. He left this world as he dreamed, with everyone by his side. I miss him daily, but I know that he is in a better place and no longer suffering. Although my father lost his battle to ALS, I promised him that I would continue to fight in his honor.
TEAM VEPP will be walking again this year (twelfth year) in memory of my father and all the others who lost their lives to this disease. Thanks to all my friends and family who have continued to show support throughout the years. Words cannot express my gratitude.
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 its ability to walk speak swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.
TEAM VEPP is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or make a donate to the cause.
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